Gino's back in the kitchen making the most of our 2017 honey harvest. Freshly jarred from the hives on our roof, Gino’s serving up pollo al limone, miele e rosmarino - that's lemon chicken with honey and rosemary - the perfect midweek dish for the family.
25g salted butter
2 tablespoons runny honey
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
8 chicken drumsticks
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 cm chunks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 190c/ gas mark 5
Squeeze the juice from 2 lemons and pour into a small saucepan. Ad the butter, honey, garlic and rosemary. Place over a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally; set aside.
Arrange the chicken drumsticks in a large roasting tray. Scatter the potatoes around the chicken and pour over the hot lemon sauce. Cut the remaining lemon into 4 and place in the tray. Stir to ensure everything is evenly spaced. Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 1 ¼ hours, stirring halfway through.
Remove from the oven and serve with a big mixed salad
The lemon and honey make a great sauce for roasting, but you could also use it as a marinade for barbecuing chicken in the summer.