Spicy lemon chicken

The whole family will love Aaron Crazes spicy chicken with a fresh, crisp salad and dressing
By Aaron Craze
Spicy lemon chicken
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 2-3 hours marinating
  • Effort: easy


  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 scotch bonnet chillies, peppers, chopped with their seeds
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, coarsely chopped
  • 1 X Label Anglais chicken, neck and back bone removed

For the salad cream

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp English mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 125 ml white wine vinegar
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 ml double cream

For the salad

  • 2 baby gem lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 marinated artichoke heart, chopped
  • handfuls pine nuts, toasted


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, chilli and rosemary and mix well.

2. Rub the chicken thoroughly with the marinade and leave for 2-3 hours.

3. For the salad cream: in a bowl over a pot of boiling hot water, whisk the eggs, mustard and flour for a few seconds until it comes together.

4. Slowly add the vinegar and oil and stir until thickened. Remove from the heat and add the sugar.

5. Allow the mixture to cool down, then stir in the double cream.

6. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6.

7. Put the marinated chicken, skin side up, onto a roasting tray and roast in the oven for 50 minutes per 2kg bird. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

8. For the salad: toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

9. To serve, put some salad on a plate, top with a portion of chicken and accompany with salad cream on the side.

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