Spice-rubbed chicken with pomegranate salad

Spice-rubbed chicken with pomegranate salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Apply a light touch to your Indian meal with a sweet pomegranate and mint dressing instead of heavy curry sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
294
protein
30g
carbs
29g
fat
7g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
24g
salt
0.33g

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken leg joints, cut into drumsticks and thighs
  • 2½ tsp turmeric
  • 2½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar

For the salad

  • seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • 3 oranges, segmented
  • juice ½ lime, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • small handful mint leaves, torn

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Method

  1. Score the chicken with a sharp knife, about 2-3 cuts in each piece. Mix the spices with a little salt, the olive oil and vinegar in a small bowl. Using gloves (turmeric stains your fingers), rub this spice mixture over the chicken pieces and transfer to a roasting tin. Leave to marinate for at least 20 mins, or overnight in the fridge if you’re preparing ahead.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cover the chicken with foil and bake for 30 mins. Remove the foil and continue cooking in the oven for another 10 mins until tender. Baste with tin juices and rest for 5 mins before serving.
  3. Meanwhile, make the salad. Mix the pomegranate seeds with the orange segments, mix the lime juice with the pomegranate molasses, then drizzle over. Scatter with torn mint leaves and serve alongside the chicken.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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choice10's picture
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mmmm delicias

manfas's picture
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Absolutely delicious meal. Our 4yr old kept asking for more salad and our 2yr old loved the chicken. I'll definitely make this again. Earlier in the day I put the chicken and marinade in a freezer bag and rubbed the marinade into the chicken through the bag - no mess! Our small local supermarket didn't have pomegranates so used a snack pack of pomegranate seeds which saved time and effort I am sure. Bigger Sainsburys stores sell pomegranate molasses.

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