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Wood fired herby citrus chicken

Wood fired herby citrus chicken is a great dish if your hosting a dinner party during the spring and summer months. It’s full of tasty flavours, bound to please a group of hungry guests and is quick to prepare if you’re a little short on time.


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced, 1 sliced
  • 2 oranges, 1 juiced, 1 sliced
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1tbsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh thyme and rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


Firstly get your wood fired oven fired up to it’s optimum temperature and allow time for it to cool to 220°c-250°c. In a bowl whisk together the olive oil, honey, lemon and orange juice, dried seasoning, red pepper flakes and a dash of salt and pepper. Give it a good old stir.

Place the chicken into a high heat-baking dish and pour the mixture on top turning to ensure an even coating. Leave to marinate for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.

After you have left the chicken to marinate, you can arrange the orange, lemon and onion slices and thyme along with the rosemary all around and underneath the chicken, finishing with a drizzle of olive oil.

Roast the chicken in your wood fired oven for around an hour or until the chicken is fully cooked and starting to go crispy.

Serve with cous-cous and rocket for a light but tasty summer dish.

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