Jamie Olivers Pomegranate & Chicken Stew & a little scaryness!

Happy Halloween

Halloween Pug

Halloween Pug

Seeing as it is Halloween I am bringing some guests and pumpkins to the Fiesta Friday Party #40, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t.

My Boys Halloween Pumpkins

Scaring mummy

I was lying down on my yoga mat stretching my back with my eyes were closed.  I had completely forgotten that I had given the boys their outfits.  Something brushed against my leg and without me knowing they had crept in to my bedroom and were standing over me as you see in the first picture OMGGGG seriously, nearly heart failure time!  The AIR was BLUE I was in such shock haha!!

Now a few fun Halloween images that I found

Jamie Olivers Pomegranate & Chicken Stew

I got this recipe originally from:  Jamie Olivers Pomegranate & Chicken Stew

What I will say is this, this meal is super easy to make, but oh boy it gives the taste buds a rave!

It really is a taste that is a surprise to begin with, first mouthful ones eyes open wide and it’s a “ohh ooeer wow” moment, then pondering, another mouthful, get used to the taste and realise wow this is magnificent.  That is how I will describe it, very unusual but very delicious.

I have included my pics and Jamies as his looks far nicer than mine:

POMEGRANATE & CHICKEN STEW

POMEGRANATE & CHICKEN STEW

INGREDIENTS

• 1-2 tbsp live oil
• 1 chicken, jointed
• 1 tsp paprika
• 2 onions, sliced
• 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 1 red chilli, finely sliced
• 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander, plus extra for the rice
• 300ml tomato passata
• 4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
• About 200ml pomegranate juice
• Boiled rice and pomegranate seeds

 

main courses | serves 4-6

1. Heat the oil in a casserole over a medium heat. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika, then brown in the hot oil for 7–8 minutes. Remove the pieces to a plate and set aside.
2. In the same pan, add another splash of oil with the onions. Stir well, being sure to catch the sticky bits at the bottom of the pan. Cook slowly for 15 minutes, till onions are soft, adding the garlic, chilli and the coriander for the last 5 minutes. Stir in the passata, molasses and pomegranate juice, season well, then bring to the boil.
3. Return the chicken with any juices to the pan, cover and lower heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened, checking often that it’s not sticking. Toss the rice with the extra coriander, then place the chicken on top and scatter with pomegranate seeds.

I hope you are all going to have a fun Halloween if you are celebrating or embracing it in any way!

Teddy says Happy Halloween and JUST GET ME OUT OF THIS OUTFIT PURRRLEEEASE!!

Justine xx

©Justine, Eclecticoddsnsods.com

 

  45 comments for “Jamie Olivers Pomegranate & Chicken Stew & a little scaryness!

  1. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
    October 31, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    What an entertaining post, between the mouth-watering recipe and the funny pumpkin pictures, and your pups!!! I love it- thanks so much for sharing!!

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      a pleasure i aim to entertain in some way hehe x

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  2. October 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Hahaha! Your kids must be laughing so hard, Justine. The pumpkins are so adorable. So as the chicken stew. Happy FF, Justine. 🙂

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM

      the strew was good, adorable isnt what I felt when they scared the beeeejesuz out of me lol x

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  3. October 31, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    I love how you got into the spirit of Halloween and celebrated with the boys! This chicken dish looks just delicious!

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  4. October 31, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    LOL LOL you have such fun in your house! And those pumpkin photos are hilarious!! I just bought pomegranates at the store – I love the ritual of peeling them because they are so beautiful and, of course it’s one hsndful in the boel and one in my mouth 🙂

    The chicken recipe sounds delicious!

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      oh i totally cheat and buy packets of pomegranates, never had the ritual of peeling, sounds almost erotic!!!! oooer

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      • November 1, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        It IS erotic!! Messy, but so worth it 🙂

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        • November 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

          haha your funny i imagine you now de-seeding pomegranates in your kitchen to Barry White singing in the background and gyrating your hips working up an erotic sweat….haha

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  5. October 31, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Ha ha, I’d have died too, if I were on a yoga mat concentrating :). Great dish, Happy Halloween to you all 🙂

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      Thank you I am still recovering lol, actually I had 3 glasses of wine whilst out which really for me is a lot i am a lightweight and totally passed out when I got home so so early 8.30pm until 7am which is unheard of, must have been the shock 😛

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  6. skd
    October 31, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Everything about this post is so good 😀 , including your scary boys lol . Like the idea of adding pomegranate to the chicken. Will try :0

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      oh please let me know if you do try it 😀

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      • skd
        November 2, 2014 at 5:25 PM

        I have to but dont know if I can get hold of the molasses 😦

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        • November 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

          yes it wasn’t easy but you never know, maybe order online or is that a stupid suggestion? lol

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          • skd
            November 4, 2014 at 9:56 AM

            Haha 😀 No! maybe I will do that or look up a recipe to make molasses 🙂

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  7. October 31, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Love your boys outfits and pumpkins! And of course Teddy looks cute too!
    The stew sounds really yummy, I love pomegranate.

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      Maybe you will try it one day? The stew that is 😀 Teddy was the star of the night I think hehe x

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  8. October 31, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Just loving this post, Justine! Hilarious pix and a mouth-watering recipe! Happy FF and Happy Halloween to you! 😀

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:23 AM

      hehe glad you like, I aim to bring some fun in some way xxx

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  9. October 31, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Great post!! Happy Halloween and FF!!

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  10. October 31, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Happy Halloween Justine! You know how to have fun 😀 The pumpkin pics are hilarious! and that chicken looks awesome!

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:23 AM

      hehe thank you i can’t claim to have carved those pumpkins myself but I did cook the meal hehe x

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  11. November 1, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Looks yummy and FABULOUS pics. I need to be more creative with my pumpkin carvings.

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    • November 1, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      oh no really mine are very basic, there were some amazing ones out there though, that were just wow!!!

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  12. November 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Stew sounds yummy! Your Halloween pictures are hilarious – my kids went to a party where a jack-o-lantern vomiting guacamole was on display. Neither of them would touch it!! My son gagged when he saw it– too funny. 🙂 Hope you had a great Halloween!

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    • November 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      OMG that is funny that was a video moment missed lol x

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  13. November 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Great Halloween pictures – we use to dress up our dogs too 🙂

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  14. November 1, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Love all the photo’s the pugs in pumpkin outfits are adorable so is your little devil dog, are those devil horns?? The chicken stew sounds so good. I love Jamie Oliver

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  15. November 1, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    So Funny Jackline! Thanks a lot for made me laugh so high and for bringing this stew to our party! The idea of mixing pomegranate with chicken sounds great and very original!

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    • November 3, 2014 at 9:19 AM

      it is really original and so is the taste, i like to excite the taste buds a bit 😀

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  16. November 2, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    We dressed our dog up the same way! (It’s the last shot in the video on my #TealPumpkinProject post.) Your food looks tasty, and I love the pumpkin you found that’s sticking its tongue out! So cool! 🙂

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    • November 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

      hah yes I love finding pics of crazy pumpkins. Teddy only tolerated the headdress as i was holding up a treat, he kept swinging his head back and forth like head banging to some rock music to try and get it off,was a camcord moment I lost lol

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  17. November 4, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Now this is what I call entertainment :p
    Beautiful pumpkins your boys made!
    The dish looks so good 😀

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