Pomegranate chicken with giant couscous salad

Pomegranate chicken with giant couscous salad
  • Serves icon Serves 6-8
  • Time icon Approx 1 hour to make

An easy, flavour-packed chicken recipe that the whole family will enjoy. A great way to liven up chicken thighs.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
353kcals
Fat
10.5g (2.5g saturated)
Protein
34.8g
Carbohydrates
29.4g (11.6g sugars)
Fibre
1.4g
Salt
0.4g
Calories
353kcals
Fat
10.5g (2.5g saturated)
Protein
34.8g
Carbohydrates
29.4g (11.6g sugars)
Fibre
1.4g
Salt
0.4g

For 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 free-range chicken thighs
  • 300g giant couscous
  • Olive oil
  • 90g rocket leaves
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 200g fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Drizzle of red wine vinegar
  • Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 600ml pomegranate juice

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Put the chicken thighs in a large roasting tin, season with salt and pepper and roast for 45-50 minutes until golden.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to the packet instructions, then drain into a bowl and toss with a little olive oil. Cool, then toss through the rocket, spring onions, mint leaves and fresh pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, then season.
  3. Bubble the pomegranate juice in a pan until thick to make the sauce. Divide the chicken among plates and drizzle over the sauce. Serve with the giant couscous salad.

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