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Recipe – Lemony Chicken

It always feels good to have gotten Monday out of the way. I have my Pilates class to look forward to after work which helps time fly but it’s nice to know the week is underway!

This week, I am determined to make the most of my evenings and try and get at least one job done that I have been putting off for ages, such as sorting out my new passport, writing to a friend, and booking a weekend away with Ian over Easter – all things that will make me feel really good once I know they are done!

Today’s recipe is a lovely and easy midweek treat. The lemon sauce is vibrant and tangy but not too sharp and you can serve it with a nice salad for lunch or have it for dinner with rice or potatoes.

I find myself choosing chicken wings and thighs over breast now. Yes, it’s a bit more fiddly to eat but I think the darker meat is so much more flavoursome and always seem to stay moist.

Ingredients lem1 A tray of chicken legs and/or thighs (I bought a large mixed tray of 12 legs and thighs)

75ml of good quality olive oil

3 lemons

1 onion, roughly chopped

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

Salt and pepper lem2 How to make it

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 190°C, Gas Mark 5
  • Lay your chicken pieces in an ovenproof dish
  • Make your marinade/ sauce by combining the olive oil, the juice of 2 lemons, the onion, garlic, thyme, oregano and a good grinding of salt and pepperlem3
  • Pour this lovely lemony sauce over the chicken and ensure all pieces are well coatedlem4
  • Cut your third lemon into slices and wedge them between the chicken pieceslem5
  • Bake for 35 – 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked throughlem6
  • Serve with the sauce poured all over!

I had mine with crushed new potatoes and some asparagus.lem7


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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