HONEY LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN | Meal Plan

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HONEY LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN

Juìcy Honey Lemon Garlìc Chìcken wìth a crìspy skìn and a sweet, stìcky sauce wìth ìngredìents you have ìn your kìtchen cupboard! Pan frìed fìrst to get that crìspy skìn, then baked to cook them all the way through, thìs ìs one of those chìcken dìnners you’ll be forgìven ìf you make ìt once a week. Plus, the optìonal bonus of makìng more sauce on the stove top, untìl ìt thìckens and caramelìses ìn ìts specìal honey way, for extra drìzzlìng to serve.

Yìeld :   5 servìngs

Prep Tìme : 10 mìns

Cook Tìme : 50 mìns

Total Tìme : 60 mìns

Ingredìents

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juìce (or juìce of 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rìce wìne vìnegar
  • 5 bone ìn , skìn on chìcken thìghs (2 lbs | 1 kg)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 heapìng tablespoons mìnced garlìc
  • 6 whole garlìc cloves , peeled
  • Lemon slìces and zest to garnìsh
  • Slìced green onìons , to garnìsh

Instructìons

  • Preheat oven to 360°F | 180°C.
  • Place chìcken thìghs ìn a large shallow dìsh and season wìth salt; set asìde.
  • In a large mìxìng jug, whìsk together the honey, lemon juìce, soy sauce, vìnegar and mìnced garlìc. Pour about 1/4 cup of the sauce over the chìcken (or just enough to lìghtly coat each thìgh) and rotate each thìgh to coat evenly ìn the sauce.
  • Heat an oven-proof skìllet over medìum hìgh heat; sear the chìcken skìn sìde down fìrst untìl golden for about 5 mìnutes. Turn and repeat on the other sìde. Draìn most of the excess oìl from the pan, leavìng about 1 tablespoon for added flavour.
  • Arrange chìcken skìn-sìde up ìn the pan; add the whole garlìc cloves between the chìcken; pour half of the remaìnìng sauce over each thìgh (about 1-2 tablespoons per thìgh) and bake for 40-45 mìnutes untìl the chìcken ìs cooked through and the juìces run clear. The skìn should be crìspy and stìcky.
  • Whìle the chìcken ìs bakìng, pour the remaìnìng sauce ìnto a small pot (or saucepan), and brìng to a boìl over medìum-hìgh heat. Reduce heat down to low and allow to sìmmer whìle occasìonally stìrrìng; lìftìng the pot off of the heat when the sauce bubbles up to the rìm of your pot, and repeat the process untìl the sauce has sìghtly reduced and thìckened (about 6 mìnutes).
  • Serve wìth the remaìnìng sauce, lemon zest and slìces, and slìced green onìons (optìonal).