Indian Chicken With Pomegranate Recipe

Indian Chicken with Pomegranate Recipe

This Indian chicken with pomegranate is the star of this show. I’ll admit, there’s a lot of ingredients that go into this chicken marinade, but some things are worth fighting for… mostly chicken, chicken is worth the fight. The chicken is juicy, the pomegranate sweet and your tummy will be fully satisfied. The dish has an Indian and English influence that meld together perfectly, just like the recipe’s author!

Serves: 4



Indian Chicken with Pomegranate Recipe

By: Lee Holmes

Packed with exciting flavour fusions, this Indian chicken with pomegranate is set to be the star of the show at your next dinner party.


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  • 1.5 kg chicken
  • Indian-Infused Marinade
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp brown rice flour
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1–2 tbsp warm filtered water
  • To Serve (optional)
  • 4 handfuls baby spinach
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½ pomegranate, seeds removed


  • To make the marinade, combine all the ingredients with sufficient warm water to make a paste of spreading consistency.
  • Rub the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it is completely covered. Place in a roasting tin, cover with foil and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hr but preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Remove the foil and roast the chicken for 60–75 mins, or until the juices run clear when the flesh is pierced with a skewer. If the chicken starts to brown too much during cooking, cover with fresh foil. Rest for 10–15 mins before serving.
  • Serve warm with a baby spinach, pine nut and pomegranate salad. The chicken will be very moist and tender and won’t be spicy-hot.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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