Chicken and Freekeh with broccoli and pomegranate



  • 500g of chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 cup of freekeh
  • 1 big red onion
  • 2 tbsp of olive
  • 2 tbsp of reduced salt soy sauce
  • 150g of broccoli stalks sliced, top cut into small florets
  • 100g of pomegranate
If you are looking to lose weight but can’t live without carbs, freekeh may be a good one to try.
Freekeh has more protein than quinoa or rice. It is also low in fat and in carbs so perfect for a weight loss programme.
Add some chicken and vegetable and you’ll get a very filling and delicious meal. I love to marry it with broccoli and sprinkle with pomegranate to make it more fun. Here’s how I cook it.

(Serves 2 people)

Prep and cook time: 30 minutes


  • Rinse the freekeh then add it to a pot with plenty of cold water.  Cook it for 20-25 minutes over medium heat until tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a non-sticky pan fry and add the chicken thighs for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add  broccoli, onions and soy sauce.  Cook until the chicken is golden and the broccoli are tender.
  • Serve the freekeh on a plate. Add the chicken, broccoli and onion. Sprinkle with pomegranate and enjoy!
  1. Ruth says:

    This sounds lovely. Haven’t tried Freekeh but will definitely try now.

    1. repnpepper says:

      Yeah it’s such a great alternative to rice or quinoa!

  2. Zoe Jackson says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Great recipe! ♥

    1. repnpepper says:

      Thank you Zoe 🙂

  3. Not heard of Freekeh so I think I will have to investigate, this recipe looks great too. Thanks for sharing x

  4. This sounds and looks so good! Will definitely be giving this a go. X

    1. repnpepper says:

      Thank you Kirsty!

  5. Tiffany says:

    Wow this looks delicous! I’ve never made anything like it before but it looks like a really simple meal to make so I’ll definitely be giving it a go x

    Tiffany x

    1. repnpepper says:

      Great to hear this! ☺

  6. It’s a delight to read your blog posts. Full of knowledge and useful information and that too for free. I do not know if freekeh is available out here in India (and what they call it in Hindi, have to figure out), but I would definitely try this recipe with Rice. Thanks 🙂

    1. repnpepper says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment Sayanti.:)

  7. Claire says:

    Never tried freekah before but I’m always looking for alternatives to have with chicken etc, it tends to get a bit teadious having the same all the time! Xx

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