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springtime dinner lemon/honey chicken & onions

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is an excellent Springtime dinner that can be prepared and served in a single pan. I’m using a cast iron skillet; however, any good ovenproof skillet should work just fine. So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 2-3
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For springtime dinner lemon/honey chicken & onions

  • 1/4 c
    tamari sauce
  • 1/4 c
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 tsp
    ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 md
    chicken legs
  • 2 md
    chicken thighs, bone-in, skin on
  • 1/2 md
    yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 md
    organic carrots, leafy part attached
  • 1 md
    lemon, cut in half
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How To Make springtime dinner lemon/honey chicken & onions

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Whisk the tamari, honey, ginger lemon juice, and red pepper together in a small bowl.
  • 4
    Divide the marinade in half.
  • 5
    Add the chicken pieces to a Ziploc bag, and add 1/2 of the marinade.
  • 6
    Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • 7
    Chef’s Note: This gives the marinade a chance to get acquainted with the chicken.
  • 8
    Toward the end of the 2-hour waiting period place the remainder of the marinade into a small saucepan.
  • 9
    Bring to a simmer, and allow the sauce to cook until reduced by half, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • 10
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400 (205c).
  • 11
    Add the empty skillet to the oven and allow to heat up.
  • 12
    Remove the skillet from the oven and then add the onions, salt & pepper, then place the chicken, carrots, and lemons on top of the veggies.
  • 13
    Brush the chicken and veggies with the reserved marinade.
  • 14
    Place into the preheated oven, and bake until the chicken is crispy, and the veggies are tender, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  • 15
  • 16
    Bring to the table in the skillet (remember it’s hot), and allow your guests to dig in. Enjoy.
  • 17
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.