Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes


  • 8-10 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • zest and juice 2 large lemons
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • cooked noodles or rice, to serve
  • cooked greens (such as sugar snap peas and pak choi), to serve


  • STEP 1

Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the chicken in a shallow roasting tin, drizzle over the oil and season well. Roast for 25 mins.

  • STEP 2

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Tip the cornflour into a bowl and whisk in the lemon zest and juice until any lumps disappear. Add the honey, soy and sesame seeds and mix again.

  • STEP 3

Remove the chicken from the oven. Pour over the sauce, making sure every piece is well coated – it will still be very runny at this stage. Return to the oven for another 8-10 mins, spooning the sauce over the chicken every 2-3 mins as it thickens. If the sauce gets too thick, add a splash of water and scrape any sticky bits from the bottom of the tin. Serve with noodles or rice, and veg, with the extra sauce poured over the top.

Source: BBC Good Food