Persian Pomegranate Glazed Chicken


Persian Pomegranate Glazed Chicken

Persian Pomegranate Glazed Chicken

Chicken breast with Persian Spice Rub, pomegranate juice, molasses, white wine, honey, lemon juice, onion, garlic, and mint
Course Main Course
Cuisine Persian
Keyword Chicken Breast, mint leaves, molasses, pomegranate juice, white wine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 383kcal


Persian Pomegranate Glazed Chicken

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons onion finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves finely minced
  • 8 skinless chicken breasts bone-in
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Mint leaves
  • Pomegranate seeds

Persian Spice Rub:

  • 2 teaspoons coriander ground
  • 1 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric ground
  • 1 teaspoon allspice ground


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Combine pomegranate juice, molasses, white wine, honey, lemon juice, onion, garlic, and mint in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to glaze consistency. Place about 1/3 of glaze in a separate bowl and reserve.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and Persian Spice Rub. Generously brush with glaze from saucepan and place chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil, skin side down, and bake for 10 minutes. Turn chicken oven and brush with glaze. Bake for 10-15 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Place breasts on a large serving platter and drizzle with reserved glaze. Garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate seeds.

Persian Spice Rub:

  • Combine coriander, cumin, turmeric, and allspice in a small bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Number of servings: 8


Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Serving: 1breast | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 186mcg | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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