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Pomegranate Glazed Chicken Recipe

Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

Pomegranate molasses can be used to flavor drinks, sauces, and salad dressings, but above all, its tart, yet sweet taste is a perfect complement to the flavor of baked chicken. Our chicken recipe uses it...


  • 1½ pounds chicken thighs, with bone in, skin on (see Chef Tips)
  • 6 cloves of garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ cup pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons honey
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Nutrition Facts


613 cals


36 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

7 g

Monounsaturated Fat

17 g


45 g


42 g


1 g


29 g


595 mg


  1. In a re-sealable plastic bag, combine the chicken, garlic cloves, paprika, rosemary, orange juice, and olive oil. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the pomegranate molasses and honey together. Set aside.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and salt on both sides. Put the chicken thighs in a shallow baking dish, skin side up. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Brush the chicken generously with the pomegranate molasses mixture. Bake for 10 more minutes. Drizzle with any remaining pomegranate molasses and serve immediately.

Chef Tips

If you want to use skinless chicken for a lower calorie dish, lightly brush the chicken with about ½ of the pomegranate molasses and honey mixture before you start cooking. Generously baste with the rest during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

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