Lemon Chicken
Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen

Lemon Chicken

Sweet, sticky chicken with melting soft onions all infused with flavors of lemon, honey and garlic. This one-pan wonder is quick and fuss free. Serve with a fresh green salad and some corn cobs for dinner in a flash.
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro
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the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro

45 mins total time

15 mins active time


Serves 4



  • whole chicken leg (drumstick and thigh) icon
    4 whole chicken legs (drumstick and thigh)
  • kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt

    to season

  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • vegetable oil icon
    2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • yellow onion icon
    1 yellow onion

    thinly sliced

  • clove garlic icon
    3 cloves garlic

    peeled and smashed with the side of a knife

  • thinly sliced lemon zest icon
    1 tbsp thinly sliced lemon zest
  • fresh lemon juice icon
    ⅓ cup (2¾ oz) fresh lemon juice
  • honey icon
    ½ cup (6¼ oz) honey
  • soy sauce icon
    1 tbsp soy sauce
  • rice wine vinegar icon
    1 tbsp rice wine vinegar


  • 1Insert the wire rack into position 7. Set the oven to Bake, Convection, 350°F, for 30 minutes and press Start to preheat. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 2Pat the chicken dry with paper towel and season generously with the salt and pepper.
  • 3Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the oil and heat for 1 minute. Add the chicken, and sear for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn and sear the other side for 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • 4Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring for 3 minutes, or until softened. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken to the skillet, nestling the pieces in the sauce.
  • 5Once preheated, place the skillet in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • 6The chicken is ready when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part, away from the bone, reads 165°F. If not, cook it a little longer.
    Tip: The size of the chicken drumsticks and thighs can alter the cooking time. For best results, using a probe, test for doneness 3-5 minutes before the end of the cook.
  • 7Transfer the chicken to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the sauce and spoon over the onion.
Main course
Gluten Free

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