Pomegranate Chicken

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August 22, 2015

finished chicken on plateIf you don't have a bottle of pomegranate molasses, do yourself a favour and get one! It comes in handy for all sorts of exotic, tasty recipes. Here is a super simple recipe using it to make an amazing, complex tasting main course. If you can't get a hold of the molasses, use pomegranate juice (available at most stores) and a couple teaspoons of honey or sugar.


Total Time: 35

Yield: 4


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 orange
  • 3 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • oil
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Grate garlic in a bowl.
  2. grated garlic
  3. Squeeze orange onto grated garlic.
  4. garlic & orange in bowl
  5. Add pomegranate molasses and honey to garlic orange mixture. Blend well.
  6. mixing sauce
    mixing sauce
  7. Sprinkle in the paprika.
  8. paprika in sauce
  9. Heat oil in a cast-iron or heavy nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt. Place thighs in skillet, skin side down, and cook three minutes.
  10. chicken in skillet

  11. Flip and cook another three minutes. You just want to get a crispy exterior.
  12. chicken in skillet
  13. Transfer chicken to baking pan and place in preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken and drizzle generously with the pomegranate molasses mixture. Bake for 10 mminutes more.
  14. chicken on foil lined baking pan
  15. Drizzle any remaining pomegranate molasses on to chicken and serve straight away.
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August 25, 20150 found this helpful

I have used it as a rub on steak (awesome) but will surely try it on chicken now, too. Your recipe looks yummy! Thank you for sharing!

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