Lemon chicken legs with honey and apricots

Lemon chicken legs with honey and apricots

By 23/01/2013

We have been having very cold weather here in the UK with snow and ice, just the sort of weather that makes you want to stay in and cook + eating a lot!

I cooked this by chance and it turned out to be a very nice dish indeed.

A touch of lemon zest to your chicken will make a big difference in flavour whilst honey and a few apricots will add a little sweetness making it all very pleasant indeed.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50 min to an hour minutes



Chop the onion and stir fry it in a pan with the garlic and a couple of spoons of olive oil.

Rub the chicken legs with salt and pepper

Add the chicken to the pan and seal it on a high heat until golden.  Then add the white wine

Grate the lemon zest on the chicken

Add the rosemary, honey and apricots

Put the top of the pan on and cook on a low heat for about 45 minutes. If it gets dry add a little hot water from time to time.

lemon chicken with apricots

lemon chicken legs with apricots

I am entering this recipe from scratch into "Made with Love Mondays" hosted by Javelin Warrior.


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6 Responses to Lemon chicken legs with honey and apricots

  1. La cucina diMolly

    Adoro abbinare la carne con la frutta, le da un gusto agrodolce molto delicato! Ottimo l’accostamento delle albicocche, brava! Ciao

  2. Javelin Warrior

    Another fast and wonderful dish, Alida! Chicken legs are so good, especially cooked in the pan, and I love the addition of apricots. This would definitely be a wonderful dish for a stay-in-from-snow night… Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Alida

      Thank you Mark!

  3. Mich Piece of Cake

    This chicken looks flavourful and succulent. Have never tried to cook chicken with apricot, love that idea. I have dried apricots sitting around so I can use that for this dish.

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    This is my kind of dish, Alida. Today I actually had some chicken legs for the supper too, but in slow cooker. Love roasted chicken with fresh rosemary.

  5. Alida

    Grazie cara Rita, non preoccuparti per i commenti. Sono molto time consuming e a volte il tempo non c’e’ con tutto quello che si ha da fare ogni giorno. Un abbraccioX

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