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Lemon, fennel and pomegranate chicken

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Lemon chicken with fennel and pomegranate recipe

Lemon chicken

Lemon chicken with fennel and pomegranate recipe

This chicken dish gives a lot of flavour and involves little effort in cooking. The fennel gives it aroma and the lemon makes it tangy, whilst the pomegranate adds crunch and a little sweetness.

Ingredients – Serves 2

4 chicken thighs
2tbsp garlic infused olive oil
2 fennel bulbs quartered
1 handful of pomegranate seeds
1 lemon
Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Zest the lemon and cut into eighths removing pips. Put the lemon zest, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and massage the chicken with the marinade. Then put the fennel and lemon in the bowl and mix with the marinade.
  2. Put the chicken in a roasting tin with the lemon and fennel pieces and roast for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  3. Before serving sprinkle pomegranate seeds on chicken.

Recipe by

Farhanda Shah

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