Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Fragrant Baked Lemon Olive Chicken

My husband's Play Station 3 (PS3) Mate is a poultry lover and to celebrate his last day of exam I have decided to make him this sweet and savory  poultry supper. I got the base of this recipe from one of those magazines at my friend's place but have adapted it with my own style (since I can't really recall the exact ingredients). Thankfully it turns out just fine ... Juicy! Enjoy!

8 pieces of skinless chicken tights and drumsticks
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp cumin powder
3 tbsp olive oil
6 cloves garlic - half portion coarsely chopped 
6 cloves whole garlic - with skin intact 
4 small onions - quartered with roots intact 
16 stuffed Kalamanta olives of your choice
6 sprigs lemon thyme
2 lemons - halved 

1 tsp freshly grind black pepper or peppercorn mix
1 tsp salt or to your taste

Combine chicken with orange juice, lemon juice, honey, cumin powder, pepper, salt, olive oil and chopped garlic in a baking dish. Marinate for 30 to 45 minutes. 

Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and cook for 3 minutes each side or until brown. Remove chicken from the skillet and place them back into the baking dish.

Use the same skillet to cook onions and  the whole garlics until brown then place them back in the baking dish.

Arrange olives, and lemon and lemon thyme into the baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake for 35 minutes then turn the chicken and bake for another 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Serves 4 person

>> Tips to note : 
Chicken pieces are bone- in.
If you wish to thicken the marinate juice. Just strain the juice and shimmer on high heat until thickens then bring back to the chicken.


  1. That looks not only healthy but delicious!! Love it and would love to try it; thanks for posting ;)

  2. Thanks for dropping by. I always try to cook healthy as I am not much into exercising ;)

  3. What a fantastic looking and sounding dish!

  4. Looks delicious! Lemons certainly brings out the juicy flavour and smells heavenly too! Yummy!

  5. This looks wonderful--and just when I was looking for a new chicken dish!

  6. Thanks for visiting ladies! Good luck if you are planning to try out the recipe... trust me it's easy and tasty.