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Monday, 25 March 2013

Sticky Lemon Chicken With Champ

STICKY LEMON CHICKEN WITH CHAMP….is an American Classic. I adapted this recipe from Gordon Ramsay’s Lemon Chicken recipe. It’s such an easy quick fix, with just a few basic ingredients. Its sticky, sweet, lemony and it’s sure you will lick your fingers.

It's best served with champ, a creamy mashed potatoes.

Serves 3

You Will Need:

For the Chicken

500g of Skinned Chicken, Drums and Thighs
A tbsp of Plain Flour
1 1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper

Other Ingredients:

3 Lemon Slices
1 1/2 tsp of Soy Sauce
A tbsp of Vinegar
A tbsp of Honey
1/2 Cup of Water / Stock
Dried Dill / Fresh Thyme
Salt & Pepper
A tbsp of oil

For the Champ:

500g Boiled Potatoes, Skinned
Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
6 – 8 Spring Onions, Chopped
50 ml Double Cream
50 ml Milk
Salt & Pepper

The Cooking:

Combine all the ingredients for the chicken.

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Heat oil on a pan and sear the chicken pieces till they turn a golden brown.

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Then, add the soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper (if required). Let it cook for a min.

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Now add the sliced lemon. Stir and pour in the water. Sprinkle the dill and drizzle over the honey.

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Cook for another couple of min on medium heat, till the chicken is tender and sticky.

Important Pointers:
  • Lemon peel will give a bitter taste, so DO NOT add lot. Just couple of slices of it gives a nice lemony flavour.
  • The water is just to moisten the chicken and bring everything together. The chicken cooks in 10 min, so its not really required to add lot and water.
For Making the Champ:


In a heavy bottom sauce pan, boil the cream and milk together until it has reduced a little and thickened.

In a large bowl, mash the boiled potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add the spring onions and mix well. Slowly stir in the thickened milk & cream, until its all smooth & combined. Finely, stir in the butter and sprinkle dill.

Serve Hot with The Lemon Chicken
Happy Cooking!


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