One Tray Honey Lime Chicken and Rice is a great midweek dinner, cooked in one tray, infusing the rice with amazing flavours of honey, lime and chicken. This will become a family favourite for sure!
One Tray Honey Lime Chicken and Rice
How good do oven baked chicken thighs look?? and they are definitely a family favourite. This dish combines honey and lime to give a sweetness not just to the chicken but infused through into the rice. I served this with baby cos lettuce leaves and we made chicken cups. A perfect Spring dinner dish using up the last of the citrus.
I am recipe testing a heap of leftover chicken recipes, chicken is possibly one of the most common leftovers families have and ends up turning in to the same fried rice or chicken soup. So I am working on some fun options that are just as simple as fried rice (hopefully). To do this I need to be cooking chicken for dinner and hence here also comes new chicken dinner recipes. This is fine, especially chicken thigh recipes, so much easier than a whole chook, I reckon. This one was a definite winner, we have had it for dinner every night this week and not bored of it yet! The flavours are perfect for leftover meals, recipes to come…….
One Tray Honey Lime Chicken with Rice
- 6 chicken thighs, skin on
- 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 4 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- lime pieces to serve
- parsley or coriander to serve
Pre heat oven to 180°C with baking dish in the oven.
Once warmed, remove dish from oven and add rice, stock and 1 1/4 cups water, cover with aluminium foil and put back in the oven for 25 minutes.
Whisk together the lime, honey and soy sauce.
Salt the chicken thighs all over, including under the skin.
Remove rice from oven, top with chicken thighs, pour over lime, honey and soy, re cover with foil and bake a further 10 minutes.
Remove dish again from oven, take off foil and cook for a final 15 minutes uncovered.
Fluff rice with a fork and serve with lime pieces and parsley.