Lilly’s Kitchen: Lemon Chicken

When I looked in the fridge this morning, I saw a bag of lemons that have been in there for a little too long. I turned to Joe and asked whether I should make a lemon drizzle or lemon chicken or something. Being the opposite of a sweet tooth, he went for lemon chicken and so, tonight’s dinner was born.

I adore lemons, but I’ve never actually made a lemon dish before that wasn’t dessert. I decided to throw a recipe together and it ended up being successful, so why not share with everyone?

The dish I made, specifically, was lemon chicken, honey roasted carrots and home-made chips with peas, sweetcorn and onions. All of it was cooked on two baking trays – one deep, one sheet.

Ingredients:

400g chicken – I used chicken breast strips
1.5 lemons
A few carrots (as many as you like!)
2 large potatoes – I ended up using 1.5 and having some leftovers for tomorrow
Half a red onion
A handful of cherry tomatoes
Seasoning – I used basil, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic
1 tbsp honey
2.5 tbsp olive oil
Additional veg – sweetcorn, peas.

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Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Add chicken strips to a bowl and add juice from 1 lemon and half a tablespoon of olive oil. Slice the remaining half lemon and add the slices. Sprinkle some thyme in the bowl and leave to marinate.

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  3. Peel and chop carrots, then add to a bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and seasoning, mix together and place on the shallow baking tray.
  4. Roughly chop half onion and sprinkle over carrots on tray. Drizzle honey over the carrots and onions.
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  5. Peel and chop potatoes to thick chips. Add to a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil and seasoning, mix together and place in the deep baking tray.

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  6. Put both trays in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, chop the cherry tomatoes in halves and add to the lemon chicken bowl.

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  8. When the 20 minutes is up, turn the chips and carrots over and add the chicken/lemon mix. Cook for 15 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, cook any remaining vegetables and plate up.

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  10. Enjoy!

Lilly x

 

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