Sticky chicken with plums recipe

By Lucy Williams

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 30 minutes to make, 8-10 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

The plums in this chicken recipe give the meat a delicious fruity, sticky flavour - best eaten with your fingers.

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Sticky chicken with plums


  1. 2 tbsp runny honey
  2. 3 tbsp grainy mustard
  3. 1 whole large free-range chicken, jointed into 8 pieces
  4. 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  5. 6 plums, halved and stoned
  6. 1 tbsp olive oil
  7. Small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  8. 15g unsalted butter


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Mix the honey and mustard together in a small bowl, then brush all over the pieces of chicken. Season.
  2. 2. Mix the onion wedges and plum halves together in a roasting tin with the olive oil, fresh thyme
  3. leaves and some seasoning. Dot over the butter and top with the chicken pieces (skin-side up).
  4. 3. Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, sticky and golden. Serve with creamy mash.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 410kcals, 15g fat (4.7g saturated), 52.9g protein, 17.1g carbs, 14.8g sugar, 0.9g salt

Chef's tip

Rub grated fresh ginger and Chinese five-spice into the chicken instead of honey and mustard for an Oriental twist. Drizzle plum sauce over the plums and onion. Roast as above.


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