Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sticky Lemon Chicken (Gordon Ramsay)

Last weekend, my girl cooked like a star using Jamie Oliver's recipe and whipped up a hearty breakfast for the family ... this weekend, hee! hee ... her mom's turn to 'cook like a star' LOL ... using Gordon Ramsay’s recipe ... Sticky Lemon Chicken for our dinner.

While preparing the ingredients and double checking the recipe ... I was wondering why the thyme is measured in tablespoon (liquid? ).  But I've bought the fresh thyme. So I 'agak agak' and used some sprigs thyme.

Recipe adapted from Gordon Ramsay-Sticky Lemon Chicken
Serves:  4
1 lb chicken leg about 8–10 pieces
(I used about 500g chicken wings)
Salt and pepper
4 tbsp olive oil
1 head garlic, each clove sliced in half
1 tablespoon thyme
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp honey
1 whole lemon, sliced
1/4 - 1/3 cup water
1/4 cup fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried parsley

1. In a large skillet pan, add the oil to med/high heat. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for about 5-6 minutes, turning each piece.
(I've season the chicken with salt,  pepper and few sprigs thyme)

2. Add the garlic cloves, soya sauce and honey to the pan, making sure to get all the chicken in the sauces. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.

3. Add the water and lay the slices of lemon on top of the chicken in the pan. Put a lid on the pan and continue to cook for about 10 - 15 minutes.

4. Season the chicken with thyme and parsley. Continue to cook until the chicken cooked through and no longer pink.
(The chicken wings were fully cooked at this stage, so I added the parsley and cooked about 1 minute ... dished out and served)

When the dining table was set, my girl asked 'need to scope out some steamed rice from the rice cooker?' ... Opps ! realised I didn't cook any rice ... So, these chicken wings looks oriental style?

Well, served with soup, some tomatoes and mini Romaine ... we enjoyed these sourish lemon honey sweet chicken wings and needless to say ... "it's finger licking good" Enjoy & Happy cooking !

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  1. My mum cook lemon chicken for dinner few days ago...I know how tasty is chicken + lemon....and I feel hungry lookng at your chicken wing now!

  2. So good to have family members to take turn to cook up meals for the family at least once in a while you can put up your leg and enjoy your time away from your chores. This lemon chicken sounds really delicious.

  3. Karen, what a delicious chicken dish! I guess a tablespoon of thyme means a tablespoon of the thyme leaves. I hardly cook with thyme.

  4. Wow...! I think My Na Nak will like this dish.
    A visual and palate delight!!

  5. Hi Karen,

    You think that this sticky lemon chicken is too Asian and need to eat this with steamed rice??? I think so too... but eating with champ is delicious too :D

    1 tbsp thyme = 2-3 springs of thyme??? agak agak lah :p


  6. Wow these look finger licking good!

  7. Ooo I wan some of the chicken wings... yummy!


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