Sticky Chicken

gluten-free dairy-free

An excellent source of protein, B vitamins and minerals.  A brilliant school lunch box idea , just make extra the day before when you have it for tea and refrigerate


4 chicken breasts, cut in half
for the sauce:
4 x 15ml spoons (4 tablespoons) tomato ketchup
3 x 15ml spoons (3 tablespoons) honey
2 x 15ml spoons (2 tablespoons) olive oil
1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) soy sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season

What to do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180'C / 350'F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Lightly oil a baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients.
  4. Score the top of your eight chicken pieces, about 0.5cm deep.
  5. Add the chicken to the sauce and coat each piece very well.
  6. If you have time, leave it to marinade for 30 minutes but this is not a necessary step.
  7. Transfer to the baking dish.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning over once during cooking until the chicken pieces are cooked and the sauce is sticky.
Top Tip:
 This recipe is fantastic for children's school packed lunch boxes!  Just make extra the day before when you cook it for tea.  It will also keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.