Low calorie chicken recipes

Article Feb 26, 2013

Try this tasty chicken recipe, it's low calorie and totally delish!

Chicken with walnut pesto and pomegranate

Serves 4

4 chicken legs, or 1 whole chicken, jointed

1tbsp honey

2 red onions, each peeled and cut into eight wedges, and tossed in a little olive oil

Walnut pesto (see below)

Seeds from ½ pomegranate


Pomegranate molasses (optional)

Walnut Pesto

Leaves from a large bunch of parsley

110g shelled walnuts

110ml olive oil



Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

Rub the chicken with honey and a pinch of salt, and put in a large roasting tin surrounded by the onions in a single layer. Roast for 25 minutes. Serve the chicken and onions with the walnut pesto, and a generous scattering of pomegranate seeds, plus a trickle of pomegranate molasses if you have it.

Recipe take from The Contented Cook by Xanthe Clay, £19.99, Kyle Books

Walnut pesto

Put the parsley and walnuts in a food processor with a fat pinch of salt. With the motor running, dribble in the oil, chopping the ingredients coarsely.

Stop while it is still a very rough paste. This mixture will last at least 2 days in the fridge.

Recipe taken from The Contented Cook by Xanthe Clay, £19.99m Kyle Books