Tunisian Spiced Chicken with Hummus and Pomegranate


Tunisian Spiced Chicken by Valli Little

Try out Valli Little's delcious chicken dish - chock-a-block full of spices and balanced with some fresh watercress, red onion and pomegranate arils.. Sensational!


• 1 tsp ground ginger
• 1 tsp mixed spice
• ½ tsp ground turmeric
• 2 tsp ground cumin
• 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
• 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• Juice of 1 lemon, plus extra lemon wedges to serve
• 8 skinless chicken thigh fillets
• 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
• 2 cups picked watercress
• Seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
• 1/2 tsp sumac
• 4 warm flatbreads, quartered, to serve
• 350g tub good-quality hummus


1. Combine ginger, mixed spice, turmeric, cumin, garlic, 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil and half the lemon juice in a large bowl.
2. Add chicken, turning to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Soak onion in a bowl of cold salted water for 15 minutes. Drain, then rinse and pat dry with paper towel.
4. Combine onion, watercress and pomegranate seeds in a bowl, then set aside.
5. Heat a chargrill or frypan over medium-high heat. Drain chicken, then cook for 4-5 minutes each side until golden and cooked.
6. Toss salad with sumac, 2 tbs olive oil and remaining lemon juice.
7. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
8. Divide flatbreads among 4 plates and top with hummus, chicken and salad. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbs olive oil and serve with extra lemon wedges. Serves 4.

From the book delicious. Sizzle by Valli Little. Reproduced with the permission of delicious magazine and ABC Books.

Ingredients for Tunisian Spiced Chicken with Hummus and Pomegranate

Garlic (head)

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Lemons (each)

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Onions Spanish (each)

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Watercress (bunch)

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