Lady Marmalade Chicken

This citrus chicken is a classic combination of  sweet and sour flavors with a hint of heat and aromatic ginger. As a tasty dinner or a sophisticated lunch, it’s certainly one to get your taste buds going.

Serves 2


4 Chicken thighs

1 white onion

1 Clove of garlic

1 Tsp Grated Ginger

1 lime

1 Tsp of Worcestershire sauce or chicken stock

olive oil

Garlic powder & Curry powder (For the marinade)

For the lady marmalade dressing:

The juice of 4 Small limes

1tsp Dijon Mustard

1tsp orange marmalade

25ml olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste


Marinade the chicken thighs overnight or at least 1hr before.  For the marinade add 1Tbsp of olive oil, curry powder, garlic powder, Salt & Pepper.

Coat the chicken well and set it aside.

On a non stick pan heat up 1Tbsp of olive oil and cook the marinated chicken for about 2 minuets on each side. Repeat the process until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through and has achieved a golden brown colour.

Remove the cooked chicken form the pan and set it aside for later. In the same pan saute the onion, garlic and ginger until golden. Add in 1Tsp wosteshire sauce and the juice of half a lime.

Finally slice and plate up the chicken and drizzle over your sautéed onion. Serve it with either brown or white rice with a fresh salad and the citrus dressing.

Lady Marmalade Dressing

Put all the ingredients in a Small bowl and whisk together until smooth and well combined. Refrigerate for  3-5 days and remove form the fridge 10 minutes before serving.

Happy Eating!


Sylvia Jemutai
Sylvia Jemutai

Sylvia Jemutai is a food and lifestyle photographer, writer, food stylist, and designer based in Nairobi. Exploring life through delicious food and photography one plate at a time. With a fondness for delicious home cooked meals, mammoth salads and occasional dessert for breakfast.