Pomegranate Chicken

by Gavan on December 18, 2009

Pomegranate Glazed Chicken

This is another Christmasish (not a word but who cares) recipe that really only fits in here ’cause of the seasonal colour of the pomegranate sauce and marinade. This all came about really because I had some chicken and a bottle of Pom in my fridge, which has pretty much been there for while (the Pom juice, that is). Sometimes the best recipes are inspired by what you have on hand so I figured I’d give it a go see what happens. Chicken is one of those meats that marinates well but that doesn’t mean everything will taste good so it was a gamble that, in my book, paid off. Besides the great taste, pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants, which might come in handy after all the holiday tipples!

Serves 4

4 x 6 oz organic chicken breasts
1/2 cup chicken broth

Pomegranate marinade:
24 oz of Pom juice
1 cup Agave
1 tbsp chili flakes
1 tbsp salt

Mix the marinade together in mixing bowl big enough to hold the submerged chicken. Once combined add in the chicken. Cover and refrigerate and let marinate from between 5 hours to over-night.

Remove chicken from fridge about an 1 hour before cooking to let return to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Preheat large saute pan for 1 minute on medium heat. Add 2 tbsp olive oil. Lay each filet skin side down, if using with skin on, and sear for 2-3 minutes until golden then flip over.

NOTE: Because of the Agave the chicken will caramelize & brown pretty quickly so keep an eye on it.

Once browned on both sides place on a foiled oven tray along with broth and roast 8-10 minutes approx or to internal temperature 160°F.
Throw some greens on there and you’ve got yourself Christmas on a plate!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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Ryan | Live Well 360˚ December 18, 2009 at 3:24 pm

The POM I left at your house inspired a recipe!!! JACKPOT! Will you bring some leftovers to my place?

Seriously, though this looks great. I might just have to give it whirl next time I get some POM. By the way this is Pomegranate season, so if you fresh ones now is the time.

How was the tartness of the POM juice in the marinade, did over power anything?

Sheila | Live Well 360° December 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm

The appropriate word is Christmas-ish.

Looks delish. Love the use of POM. 😉

Gavan Murphy aka the H.I. December 21, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Yep, your Pom. Tanks!
The Agave counter-balanced the tartness of the Pom so it worked out really well. I didn’t make it too sweet but added enough to take away the after taste.

Gavan Murphy aka the H.I. December 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Oohhh, Christmas-ish, much better. I stand corrected 😉

David Hall December 22, 2009 at 2:31 am

Merry Christmas Gavan! All the best for 2010 to you and ya family

David x

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