Sticky Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken

Chicken is a popular choice for people with digestive problems, because from what I gather it generally doesn’t cause problems. As I’ve said before everyone is different, so you might be fine with chicken or it might be a no go for you. I certainly eat a fair amount of chicken, and I am often looking around for new recipes to make my diet a little more varied. This is one that I have done a fair few times and really enjoy.

When I cook this for myself I use:

  • 1 decent sized chicken fillet
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 pint of chicken stock
  • Enough flour to coat the chicken (I use plain flour, however you can change this for corn flour if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet pepper

Obviously if you are cooking for other people then just increase the quantities. I normally serve this with plain rice (shown here) or egg noodles.

So to start: I get a saucepan and put it on to boil for the rice or noodles. I then get the stock prepared as per instructions, then add the honey, lemon juice and soy sauce. Once this is done I put the oil into a deep pan and heat it on the hob. While this is heating up I dice the chicken into lumps about 1 inch square and coat it with the flour. I then fry it in the oil until its cooked through and golden brown on the outside. Sometimes I need to add a little more oil, just keep an eye on if its looking too dry add a little more. This is probably a good time to put the rice or noodles on to cook as well – just double check the instructions on the packet.

While the chicken is cooking I slice the pepper up. If pepper is a no-go for you then just leave it out. You can add different veg if that works better for you, or just leave it out altogether.

Once the chicken is cooked through, I add the peppers, then after a few minutes the stock and let it all cook together for 5, minutes. Once this is done then I drain the rice or noodles and serve the chicken.

And that’s it! Hope you enjoy this one guys.


About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and I write on two pages here on wordpress. My first is TomsCrohnsDiary where I share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I started this page to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. My more recent page is all about self sufficiency, sharing ideas that I pick up with my fiancee Sarah. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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