Sticky Lemon Chicken

written by cookeatlove on January 12, 2010 in Chicken and The Main Course with 30 comments

This is a recipe that is so good and so easy.  My kids love it.  Serve it with some mashed potatoes…and enjoy!

Ingredients: (print recipe)
1 large chicken jointed into 8-10 pieces or chicken thighs or pieces or…
Sea salt and black pepper
3-4 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, halved horizontally
Few thyme sprigs
Splash of sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp honey
1 lemon, finely sliced
Bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped

Cooking Method:
1) Season the chicken with salt and pepper and heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Brown the chicken pieces (in batches if necessary) over a high heat with the garlic and thyme for 2–3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Return all the chicken to the pan, add the vinegar and bubble until reduced by half. Drizzle over the soy sauce and honey and shake the pan to mix.
2) Pour in a 1/2 cup of hot water and add the lemon slices. Let the liquid bubble and reduce down until syrupy, which will take about 10 minutes or so. By now the chicken should be cooked through.
3) Transfer the chicken to a platter and sprinkle over the chopped parsley.
4) Serve with mashed potato (boil potatoes, add milk and butter and mash together, add cooked peas and carrots and some thyme).

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Pics by me.  Recipe adapted from Gordon Ramsay video.