Middle Eastern Syle Chicken with Green Goddess Giant Cous Cous Salad

Day off today, so a little more time to prepare dinner, as well as catch up with the household basics, washing, cleaning blah, blah, blah..

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I fancy Middle Eastern flavours, so will use Sumac, Pomegranate Molasses, chilli flakes, Garlic granules and Olive Oil.

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Take some Chicken Thighs, I am using Aldi skin on, bone in ones.

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Into a large freezer bag add a large glug of olive oil, same quantity of Pomegranate Molasses and a teaspoon each of Sumac and Garlic granules with as many chilli flakes as you like – mix together

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add the chicken. Smooch it all together and leave for several hours or overnight to marinate.

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Hubby’s new toy – not quiet built but Bobbie the cat thinks it makes the perfect sunshade

Hubby has bought a new toy BBQ, so he will cook the chicken on it. That’s why I have used the skin on, bone in chicken, so it has crispy skin and the bone keeps the Chicken moist.

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To go with this, I have cooked some Giant Cous Cous for 10-15 minutes

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stir through some olive oil, leave to cool.

IMG_3873Hubby has been busy in the garden – he grows it – I cook it 🤗 This year, to name a few, we have Stawberries, Potatoes, Aubergine, cauliflower, tomatoes (lots), chilli’s, courgettes, fennel, Rocket, umpteen herbs including Basil, coriander, thyme, oregano and lots of mint.

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Using up some salad Veg, celery, cucumber etc

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Then add the juice of a lemon

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a chopped bunch of mint (I am using from the garden),

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a chopped bunch of coriander,

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a sliced bunch of spring onions, season with a little salt and pepper and mix it all through.

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Top with Pomegranate seeds, for that sweet/sour contrast and a little sumac and pistachio Dukha and serve.

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Really tasty, and if you take out the time for the chicken to marinate, it’s easy to make 🤗

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Hope you are all enjoying this weather – now where did I leave my G&T? 😉

 

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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