Pomegranate Chicken

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As you may already know, I love experimenting with new flavors. And that's exactly what happened when I made this Pomegranate Chicken. I hadn't really tried it in a savory dish before. But the contrast of sweet and savory is one of my favorite flavor profiles.

I have to admit, when I was getting the seeds out of the pomegranate, the juices that come out made my counter look like a crime scene lol. It can be a little messy but it's worth it. The second time I de-seeded the pomegranate, I tried something different that I saw online that worked much better.

Roll the fruit around a little to loosen the seeds. Score the middle, just piercing the skin (don't cut the seeds) and use your hands to tear open. Take one half and turn it flesh down over a bowl. With a wooden spoon or spatula, hit the back of the fruit and the seeds will pour out. That's it!

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Another technique I used in this recipe is called deglazing a pan. I do this a lot with my recipes so I can make sauces without too much fat. Essentially what it does is use the little bits of flavor left over in a pan from cooking meat to create a sauce. It really makes for a great-tasting sauce. Here's a video I found that shows you how to do it:

I hope you enjoy this Pomegranate Chicken!

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Pomegranate Chicken
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Pomegranate Chicken
Pomegranate Chicken
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Instructions
  1. Put chicken pieces in a large saute pan. Season with poultry seasoning and add the garlic to the pan. Cook over medium heat, covered for 15-20 minutes or when the internal temperature reaches 162 degrees.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan and deglaze it with the chicken broth (see instructions above). Add the pomegranate (see tips for removing the seeds above) and butter. Cook for 3 minutes then lower the heat to low and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Once it's at the desired consistency, add basil and stir well. Pour over top of chicken and serve.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 542mg 23%
Potassium 564mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 8%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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