Take your taste buds on a Middle Eastern culinary adventure with our Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken served alongside mouth watering Roasted Carrots. This delightful combination brings together the rich flavours of pomegranate and sumac, infusing the tender chicken with a tantalising sweetness and tanginess. Accompanied by perfectly roasted carrots, this dish offers a feast for both the eyes and palate.






For the Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the Roasted Carrots:


  • 500g baby carrots, trimmed and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste




  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, pomegranate molasses, sumac, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  3. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl, making sure they are well coated with the marinade. Cover and let the chicken marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, overnight.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the roasted carrots. In a separate bowl, toss the baby carrots with olive oil, honey, ground cumin, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
  5. Spread the marinated chicken thighs and the seasoned carrots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F) and the carrots are tender and slightly caramelized.
  7. Once cooked, remove the chicken and carrots from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. To serve, arrange the succulent Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken alongside the Roasted Carrots on a platter or individual plates.


Enjoy the enticing blend of flavours and textures in this Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken with Roasted Carrots, a feast for your taste buds.