Chicken with pomegranate & Brazil nuts

Marinate chicken in ginger, lime and pomegranate molasses and serve on slices of grilled aubergine for a mouthwatering main

  • Prep:35 mins
    Cook:45 mins
    plus overnight marinating
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 707
  • fat 56g
  • saturates 18g
  • carbs 4g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 45g
  • salt 0.5g

Ingredients

  • 150g pack Brazil nuts, half left whole, half chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice 1 lime
  • 250g pot of coconut milk yogurt (we used Coyo Natural)
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 6 free-range chicken legs or quarters
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 large aubergines, sliced lengthways
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
MPU 2

Method

  1. Put the whole Brazil nuts in a food processor with the ginger, garlic and lime juice. Blend to a paste, then add the coconut yogurt and molasses. Blitz briefly to combine, then tip into a large bowl along with the chicken. Mix well to coat in the marinade, cover the bowl with cling film and leave in the fridge overnight.

  2. The following day, heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Spread the chicken out in a deep roasting tin, skin-side up, and cook in the oven for 45 mins-1 hr or until golden brown and the juices run clear.

  3. While the chicken cooks, brush the aubergine slices with the oil and cook on a hot griddle pan for 3-4 mins each side or until tender and patterned with char marks. Lay the aubergines on a serving platter, add the cooked chicken and scatter over the chopped Brazil nuts and the pomegranate seeds.

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