Lemon Chili Chicken

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 10mins
  • Serves icon
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Sweet and citrusy, this chicken dish uses the entire lemon to inject buckets of flavor with just a few ingredients. This works with a whole chicken separated into pieces, or a mix of thighs and drumsticks. Make a meal of it with salad and baked potatoes.

recipe updated Mar 29, 2019


  • Lemon icon
    4 (232g)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    4 tbsp (15g)
  • Whole chicken icon
    Whole chicken
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Honey icon
    2 tbsp (41g)
  • Lemon peel icon
    Lemon peel
    x 4 (about 80g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Arrange whole chicken in a clean baking dish
  2. Crush garlic clove a clean small bowl
  3. Add honey, lemon and fresh chili to the mixture
  4. Mix well with tablespoon
  5. Pour mixture into chicken
  6. Add lemon peel to the chicken
  7. Marinate in fridge - 2 hr
  8. Pre-heat - 200°C
  9. Turn skin side up
  10. Scatter garlic clove over the chicken
  11. Cook until golden brown - 45 min, 200°C
  12. Stir in fresh parsley the chicken
  13. Season with salt & pepper
  14. Serve immediately
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