Rose & Garlic Chicken

Prep time: 30 minute

Cook time: 45 minutes

Serves: 2 (perfect for a romantic night in)


3 tbsp of olive oil

3 tbsp of pomegranate molasses

2 tsp of rose water

¼ cup of red wine vinegar

1 tsp of sumac

7 garlic cloves

2 brown onions, thinly sliced

10 medjool dates, seeds removed and roughly chopped

2 chicken marylands

To Serve

Cooked brown rice

Chopped roast almonds


In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, molasses, rose water, vinegar and sumac. Add cloves of garlic (minced), the sliced onions and dates. Give it all a really good mix then transfer half into the bottom of a large baking dish.

Heat a large frying pan with a splash of olive oil, place chicken skin side down to brown for 3 minutes, flip and brown on the opposite side for a minute. Place chicken into the baking dish and add the rest of the onion mix to the baking dish. Give everything a really good mix and place in the oven to bake at 170 degrees for 45 minutes.

Serve (to a loved one) with cooked brown rice and sprinkling of chopped roast almonds.