Cardamom Chicken

This is the perfect summer dinner. Fresh light flavours that you can have place in the center of the table and let people help themselves.


Oven 200c


Serves 4




  • 8 chicken thighs


  • 2tbsp oil


  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1tbsp cardamom pods, crushed


  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced


  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon


  1. Firstly heat the oil in a pan and sear the thighs until going crisp and brown. This takes about 5mins per side.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the fennel and garlic and scatter it on the base of an ovenproof dish. When the chicken is ready, lay it on top, pouring over any juices.
  3. Scatter with the cardamom pods. Scrape over the lemon zest, squeeze over the juice and season well. Pop in the oven for 30-40minutes until cooked. Serve with couscous, salad or tossed potatoes as the juices are delicious

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