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 as a glaze, turning simple chicken thighs into something exceptional for the holidays or any other special occasion.
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.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix the pomegranate molasses and honey together. Set aside.
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.
Brush the chicken generously with the pomegranate molasses mixture. Bake for 10 more minutes. Drizzle with any remaining pomegranate molasses and serve immediately.
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.