Lemon & Broccoli Chicken

A lighter dish than the normal sticky lemon chicken with a touch of Chinese flavours, all easily made in the one oven dish

For 4 people you will need

4 chicken thighs or 8 drumsticks ~ skin on
2 lemons
2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
Small knob of ginger, preferably grated or finely chopped
Sesame oil or Olive oil
Black Pepper
½ Teaspoon of Five Spice powder
2 tablespoons of Soy sauce
1 tablespoon of Honey
small bunch of Lemon Thyme or thyme ~ chopped or leaves stripped off stalks
Broccoli florets


Pre-heat oven to 200°c or 180° for a fan oven.

This dish will cook faster if the chicken pieces are deboned or Sliced into 2/3 pieces or just 2/3 slashes in the meat with a sharp knife.

Toss all the chicken pieces in sesame oil or olive oil and pack tightly, skin side upward in an oven proof dish.

Cut one of the lemons into big chunks (6 or 8) and tuck between the chickens with the slivers of garlic. Give them all a good grating of fresh black pepper and sprinkle them with the grated ginger.

Place the dish in a pre-heated oven for about 30 mins.

While the chicken is cooking steam or microwave the broccoli until al dente.

After 30 minutes remove chicken ~ sprinkle with 5 spice powder, the Soy Sauce and the honey, the juice of the 2nd lemon finally finishing with the chopped thyme.

Return to the oven and cook for a further 15 minutes to finish browning and crisping the chicken and it is ready to be served ~ along with juice sin the pan!


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