Sticky Lemon Chicken


I have officially finished ALL of my jobs (teaching, Music Shoppe, and Conservatory).  Part of me feels unbelievably free, but the other part feels fairly stressed with the amount of packing/throwing things away.  Mixed feelings for sure, but I’m sure I’ll be a ton more relaxed after August 2.

I have been itching to make a yummy home-cooked meal.  After perusing my brain for ideas of what to cook, I found this recipe for sticky lemon chicken which looked yummy!  The sauce is very sweet and has a very interesting combination of flavors: honey, soy sauce, and garlic.  The citrus on top really works well with the sauce and creates an excellent palate.  Took me an hour to make start to finish, which included making rice and broccoli as my side dishes.  Hope you guys decide to try!

YIELD: 4-6 servings

TIME: 1 hour

6 chicken drumsticks (you could use any cut of chicken)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp honey
1 head garlic, each clove sliced in half
1 lemon, sliced
1/3 cup water
1 Tbsp thyme
1/4 cup fresh parsley and thyme, chopped

Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil.  Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes on each side, turning once.  Add garlic, soy sauce, and honey to the pan, drizzling over all of the chicken pieces.  Flip chicken and cook for 5 minutes, coating chicken in the sauce.  Add water and place lemon slices on top of chicken.  Place a lid on top and cook 10-15 minutes, until chicken looks done.  Sprinkle with thyme and parsley and let sit a couple minutes before serving.

Hope y’all enjoy!

xoxo, Sara

original recipe here


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