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Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Chorizo Salad

Sunday dinner at our house is always a struggle. Niggling teenagers, over sensitive girls, over aggressive boys, the horror moans are flying in all directions, so…
Here’s one that doesn’t really effect all that but is nice to munch on during world war three.

Take your chicken and place breast down in a roasting pan.
Insert one peeled red onion – this keeps it moist.
Shower with sea salt and stick in a hot oven for an hour and a half. Let rest for ten minutes.

After the chicken has been roasting for about thirty minutes, par-boil some potatoes, carrots and parsnips.
After the potatoes etc have been boiling for twenty minutes, empty the hot juice from the chicken into another roasting tray.
Pour in the potatoes and veg.
Splash with some more olive oil and sea salt.
Put in the top tray of the oven. For about 45 mins

About fifteen minutes before serving the chicken, get a frying pan and add chorizo, spinach and pomegranate seeds.

Serve up with gravy and some understanding.

The verdict : tough going on the emotional front, nice meal.




The lowdown on pomegranates – Beneath the tough, leathery skin of a pomegranate, you will find hundreds of edible seeds encased in sweet, juicy pulp. Native to the region from Iran to northern India, pomegrantes have been appreciated from Biblical times, when Moses promised his followers that they would find the fruit in the Promised Land, to the 18th century, when Spanish sailors introduced it to the southern United States. High in fibre, vitamin C and potassium, pomegranates are also high in polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that has been linked with reduced risk of heart disease and some cancers.


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