Easy Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe cooked in an iron cast skillet, fabulous, easy to prepare, and ready in just 10 minutes or so without cream or any heavy sauces. Serve it with peas or any other vegetables, and you can even add some good old carbs like pasta of any kind or rice for a delicious meal for two. Who said homemade meals have to take forever to cook?
I've been planning to make a honey lemon chicken dish for quite a long time. After the ever so popular baked honey mustard chicken, l knew honey works perfectly well with chicken, surprisingly, so another recipe with the lemon and honey combination was due now.
And the wait was so worth it, this recipe is too delicious, safe to say it's going to be on the table again fairly soon. Now, l have to brag about my recent purchase, the amazing cast iron skillet. Can you believe it's the first time l get my hands on one? I had looked for one before, but always postponed buying it, for some unknown silly reasons, obviously.
In the UK they are not as popular as in the US, so hard to find iron cast skillets in shops, you have to order them online. It's by far the best purchase in a while now, and given my ever growing love for shopping, you can imagine how happy I was to get it.
Tips on how to make the best honey lemon chicken
Now, I have not tested this recipe in the oven, so I can't tell you anything about timing. Although I can take a guess and say the chicken would probably need at least half an hour to cook. But if you choose to fry it like I did, it's ready in no time.
What's absolutely necessary is to halve the chicken, so it can cook properly. A thick piece of chicken breast would not be cooked through, unless it's in the oven, in which case you need not to worry.
When it comes to frying, always use thinner pieces. Uncooked chicken can be very dangerous, and you might end up with a bad food poisoning. Not good at all!!!
You really don't need loads of oil though, one tablespoon is more than enough. We don't want the chicken drenched in oil. And what really gives it the nice flavour is using a knob of butter too.
The best lemon and honey sauce for chicken
The lemon sauce it's fantastic, tangy, yet on the sweeter side, giving the dish a fantastic flavour. Do not get rid of the bits left in the pan after cooking the chicken, they make the sauce tastes even better.
If you like a sharper taste, use less honey, although I find it the perfect ratio: two lemons and two tablespoons of honey. It really is the quickest and easiest sauce you can ever make, no doubt about it. What a treat for a nice midweek dinner!
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Easy Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe cooked in an iron cast skillet, fabulous, easy to prepare, and ready in just 10 minutes or so without cream or any heavy sauces. Serve it with your favourite veggies, and you can even add some carbs like pasta of any kind or rice for a delicious meal for two. Who said homemade meals have to take forever to cook? This easy chicken breast recipe is a big bit with everyone.
- 1 chicken breast
- ¼ cup plain flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- juice from 2 lemons
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- a knob of butter
- peas to serve
- slices of lemon to serve
Halve the chicken breast, cover with kitchen foil and use a meat tenderiser to thinner the slices.
Season each slice with salt and pepper, then coat in flour, shaking off any excess.
Heat up the skillet, add the oil and butter, then cook the chicken on both sides for about 6-7 minutes or until cooked through.
Remove from the skillet, and set aside.
Combine the lemon juice with honey, and add the mixture to the skillet.
Stir for about 2 minutes on medium heat until the juice starts to thicken.
Add the cooked chicken and slices of lemon to the skillet and cook for a further one minute, so that the chicken is well coated with sauce and the slices of lemon are slightly softer.
Serve hot with cooked peas and the slices of lemon.