I don’t know about you, but there are some foods that just make me feel happy. The taste is so good it gives me a little warm fuzzy feeling inside (Either that, or I’m just a greedy little piglet who’s happy to be indulging myself again!) This lemon and honey chicken meal can be great if you’re cutting out carbs, just lose the potatoes, but I need that little extra to fill me up. The coconuts love this meal too with a warm baguette to mop up the juices. As you may notice by my pics, we do love a glass of red wine with our evening meal and I’ll be sharing with you soon my favourite’s. Don’t worry we’re not raving alchoholics, we just take the European approach enjoying one (or two) glasses, you won’t find us binge drinking heaped over on the side of a road anytime soon! Besides the only hangover I’m currently nursing is of the chocolate kind! Easter weekend post to come shortly, meanwhile I really hope you like this dish.
The Lemon and Honey Chicken
Step one; Squeeze the juice from two lemons, a few knobs of butter (Sorry I don’t use measurements, I just go with the flow of what feels right) two cloves of garlic finely chopped, a good generous squeeze of honey and a few sprigs of rosemary. Heat gently until the butter melts.
Step two; Arrange the chicken drumsticks into a roasting tin, chop up some new potatoes and place around the chicken, drizzle over the lemon butter, coating evenly. Cut another lemon into wedges and place around the chicken, give a final drizzle of honey over everything.
Step three; Roast the chicken on a low heat (130-150) in the middle of the oven for aound 1.30-2 hours, stir it through a couple of times. The potatoes should be golden and the chicken should fall off the bone and be really succulent this way.
The Pancetta and Broccoli Salad
Step one; Parboil some new potatoes in salted water for five minutes, then add the broccoli cook for a further five minutes. Meanwhile heat some oil in a frying pan, add some pancetta lardons and spring onions.
Step two; Add the potatoes and broccoli to the frying pan and cook until the potatoes are golden (Around 8 minutes) Once you think everything is cooked through and looking yummy add some thin slices of goats cheese and let it melt through. Season with salt and pepper and serve on top of some rocket salad.
I can fully guarantee happiness will ensue!