Easy tray baked chicken


Tray baked pomegranate chicken served with potato and broccoli

Easy tray baked chicken

Easy Tray baked chicken - I thought I would re-share this recipe because it is fairly easy and the ingredients are easy to get hold of. OK, that, as it turns out it a bit of a fib! What was supposed to be quick did turn into a bit of a faff, however I am now the proud owner of enough pomegranate molasses to feed a small army. As you have probably guessed the recipe required pomegranate molasses and if you are like me and the three supermarket staff members who helped me search for it in store and have no idea what it is. Let me improve your knowledge a little. Following a hunt in store, complete with the 3 staff in tow, it appears they not only don’t sell it, we all probably still don’t fully know what it is……. Refusing to be beaten and following a quick goggle search in aisle 17. I discovered I could make my own! However it takes a good hour and a bit.

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4
Calories 327 kcal


Easy tray baked chicken

    The Faff Bit

    • 1 l Pomegranite Juice
    • 100 g Sugar
    • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice

    The Quick and Easy bit

    • 4 Legs
    • 500 g New Potatoes
    • 200 g Tenderstem Broccoli
    • 80 g Feta Cheese


    Easy tray baked chicken - The Faff Bit

    • Easy tray baked chicken Chuck it all in a pan, stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to boil. You then need to reduce to simmer and leave for about 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring every quarter of an hour or so. In between, the regular stirs, myself and the little lady decided (I say ‘we’ decided, what I actually mean was, I sat down with a cuppa and she decided it might be fun) to make some play doh, so at least the time wasn’t wasted (if you want a recipe for that, we either use flour and oil or like today we used flour and water and some of those gel like food colourings) When complete (pomegranate thingy, not the play doh), it kinda sticks to the back of the spoon, ke a time hint syrup. Once it has cooled down I put it in a old coffee jar I randomly had in the cupboard.

    Easy tray baked chicken - The Quick and Easy bit

    • Cut the potatoes in half and chuck in a roasting dish and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
    • Place the chicken on top and pour about 3/4 tablespoons of the amazing home made pomegranate molloses over the top and rub into the chicken.
    • Plonk the roasting dish in a preheated oven (180) and let it roast for half an hour. Then chuck the broccoli into the dish and cook for another 15 minutes.
    • Once done, just crumble the feta cheese over the top and serve.
      Tray baked pomegranate chicken
    • Apparently the molleses last a couple of months in the fridge, so I am thinking a marinade for a BBQ perhaps. You could use sweet potatoes instead, but my lot aren’t really a fan. You, could also save money and use normal broccoli. Enjoy
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    Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 57.2gProtein: 12.5gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 255mgFiber: 4.4gSugar: 36.3g
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