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 is 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 google search in aisle 17. I discovered I could make my own!

However, it takes a good hour and a bit.

easy tray baked chicken

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.

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Recipe Cost Under £5.00
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean, 30 minutes plus
Servings 4
Calories 327 kcal


Easy tray baked chicken

The Faff Bit

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

The Quick and Easy bit

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


Easy tray baked chicken - The Faff Bit

  • Chuck all the faff bit ingredients into a pan, stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil.
    You then need to reduce it to a 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 playdoh, 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.
    Once it had cooled down I put it in an 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 them 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 homemade pomegranate molloses over the top and rub them 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


Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 57.2gProtein: 12.5gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 255mgFiber: 4.4gSugar: 36.3g
Keyword 30 Minutes Plus, chicken, feta, traybake
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Easy tray baked chicken
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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