Lemon Chicken

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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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I prefer to go to my butcher for a proper, free-range bird, which he will then cut up into portions. I like the bird to be cut up small.


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil (or more)
  • 1 large chicken in 8 or 10 portions or 2 small chickens cut into 6 portions each
  • zest and juice of <


Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/210°C.

Put a large baking dish on the hob (one big enough to hold the chicken, which should fit more or less over 2 burners) and pour in the olive oil. If you can’t fit the chicken pieces in 1 pan and are therefore cooking them in 2 you may need m