Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey Lemon Chicken

It’s lunchtime somewhere, so I thought I’d post my quick and simple Honey Lemon Chicken recipe.

I come across a recipe on the Food and Wine website, and decided to add to/alter it.

Overall, this recipe took 25 minutes to make.

Ingredients you’ll need

🌟 Two chicken breasts

🌟 1/4 cup and 1 teaspoon of honey

🌟 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

🌟 2 tablespoons soy sauce

🌟 A dash of salt

🌟 Teaspoon of garlic powder

🌟 Teaspoon of onion powder

🌟 Fresh Rosemary sprigs

🌟 Tablespoon of Baj’s Blazin’ Hot Sauce – Mama’s Mango

How to make Honey Lemon Chicken

Start by washing the chicken.

Then, transfer the chicken into a medium or large bowl, before adding the fresh rosemary sprigs, honey, mango sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce and dry ingredients (garlic and onion powders, plus the dash of salt).

Once done, pierce the chicken all over for extra succulence (I used a standard cutlery knife) and to soak up the marinade.

At this stage, you could either set them aside, or start grilling straight away.

When you’re ready to cook, pop the pan on (unless you’re planning to grill them on a barbecue), pour a bit of oil in the pan and heat it up before adding the chicken.

Then, pop the chicken in, followed by the marinade – don’t let any of the good stuff go to waste!

Once done, reduce the heat from high to medium, and leave the chicken to cook in its juices for 10 minutes.

10 minutes later, flip the meat over and leave them for another 10.

Now, reduce the heat to low, and pop the lid on – this is to preserve the flavour, and vaporise the marinade. 5 minutes on each side should do the trick.

By now, you’ll be ready to plate up! I served it with salad leaves, beetroot and jalapeños, but you can choose to serve it with whatever you’d like.

If you want go all out and make a full two course meal of it, you could follow up with an Oykos Greek-style yogurt.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you! I’d love to hear your thoughts! Drop me a comment below, and let me know if you try this or any other recipe ideas you have for me.

Homemade Pizza

Homemade pizza

Last night, we made a homemade pizza. I wanted to share the recipe because it’s so easy – and alternative!

The first time I made the pizza (pictured above), I had a lot of time on my hands – so went all out with the rainbow for the NHS!

Ingredients for the pizza

🌟 1 cup yogurt (at room temperature)

🌟 1 & a 1/2 cup your preferred flour

🌟 Splash of your preferred oil

Homemade pizza

How to make the pizza dough

Pop the 1 & 1/2 cup of flour into a bowl and then add the yogurt. Mix with a spoon.

Top tip: Depending on the type of flour you use, it’s best to keep some surplus flour to add gradually – in order to make a non-sticky dough.

Begin kneading for up to 5 minutes

Grease the bowl that you will be placing the dough in to prove – use a splash of oil.

Cover and leave to rest for up to 1 hour. If you’re in a rush, you can even get it in the oven after just 15 mins of proving.

When you’re ready to eat, pre-heat your oven at 250 degrees before cooking.

For those of you with a wooden pizza slab, pre-heat it at least an hour before.

The next step is to get it into the oven for 8 minutes.

Top tip: keep an eye out for edge of the pizza along with the cheese &/or toppings. No-one wants a burnt pizza.

Homemade pizza

Toppings I used (as seen in the picture)

🌟 Tomatoes sauce base (from the jar, or homemade)

🌟 Grated cheese

🌟 Mix bell peppers & multicolour cherry tomatoes (to make the rainbow)

🌟 Basil

🌟 Buffalo mozzarella (for cloud-effect under the rainbow)

Homemade  pizza
Homemade tomato sauce

Ingredients for making a quick & fresh tomato sauce

🌟 Tinned plum tomato

⭐️ Dried basil

🌟 Oregano

🌟 Thyme

🌟 Chilli flakes

🌟 Dash of sea salt

🌟 Tablespoon olive oil

How to make the quick & fresh tomato sauce

Mash the tinned plum tomato with juices in a bowl, adding the tablespoon of oil, your preferred seasoning along with sea salt.

Keep aside, so flavours marinade – ready to use whenever & however you’d like.

Want to give this a go? Let me know your thoughts if you do!

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