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    Roast Chicken with Lemon & Herb Stuffing and Pomegranate Couscous Recipe

    A succulent chicken dish sparkling with lemon and fresh pomegranate flavours.

    Recipe Ingredients

    * 1 onion, chopped
    * 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
    * Olive oil
    * 3-4 slices of crusty bread, crumbled
    * Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    * A handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    * 6 sage leaves, chopped
    * Salt and pepper
    * 2 whole chickens
    * 500g couscous
    * Seeds of a large pomegranate
    * 120g pine nuts, lightly roasted
    * 4-5 spring onions, thinly sliced


    * 3-4 onions, cut into thin rings
    * A knob of butter
    * A glug of olive oil
    * 250ml white wine
    * 250ml chicken stock cubes

    Recipe Method

    * Preheat your oven to 180C.
    * Gently fry the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
    * Combine with the bread, lemon zest and juice, the fresh herbs and seasoning.
    * Spoon into the chicken cavities and stuff firmly. Tie the drumsticks together.
    * Rub the chickens with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
    * Roast for 40-45 minutes or until the juices runs clear when you pierce the chicken through its thickest part.
    * Transfer the chickens to a warmed plate, loosely cover with foil.
    * Prepare the couscous as per the instructions on the packet.  Combine with the pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and spring onions.


    * While the chicken is in the oven, start with the onion gravy.
    * Fry the onion in the butter and olive oil over very low heat for 30 minutes.
    * Increase the heat, add in the wine and allow the alcohol to a cook-off.
    * Add the stock and any pan juices from the chicken which should be ready just about now.
    * Simmer until reduced by half.

    source – cooking365coza

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