Sticky Honey Lemon Chicken

Sticky Honey Lemon Chicken

These next few weeks are going to be very busy for most people.  There's always a need for quick, and simple entrees that you can put together in a jiffy, and that don't cost a bomb to put together.  Quick and easy has to be better than a ready meal.  You can have this delicious chicken dish on the table in about 20 minutes, so that's not bad at all.


I always have chicken thighs and breasts in the freezer.  There is no reason you couldn't use boneless breasts for this.  Just know that they will cook a lot quicker, so you may have to remove them and keep them warm while you thicken the sauce up.  Breasts cook in about half the time.


I am kind of partial to thighs though . . . they are quite flavorful and inexpensive, and they always come up tender and moist.


The sauce for this is simple.  Just honey, lemon and chicken broth, cooked down to a sticky glaze, and while the chicken is cooking you can cook some bulgar (cracked wheat) which is not only healthy but goes perfectly with the chicken, adding extra fibre to the meal and a touch of nuttiness.

 Honey . . . lemon . . . chicken . . . bulgar . . . simple, easy and tasty.  All you need is a vegetable or salad on the side and dinners ready!


*Sticky Honey and Lemon Chicken*

serves 4

Printable Recipe


  • Printable Recipe
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thigh portions
  • a knob of butter
  • flour to dust
  • the grated zest and juice of one lemon
  • 300ml of hot chicken stock (1 1/4 cups)
  • 100g of clear runny honey (1/4 cup)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 150g of bulgar wheat (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 TBS chopped flat leaf parsley
Read the whole recipe on The English Kitchen