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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
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Chicken Breast, mint leaves, molasses, pomegranate juice, white wine
Servings: 8

Ingredients

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

Garnish

  • Mint leaves
  • Pomegranate seeds

Persian Spice Rub:

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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Persian Pomegranate Glazed Chicken
Serving Size
 
1 breast
Amount per Serving
Calories
383
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
116
mg
39
%
Sodium
 
122
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
618
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Protein
 
38
g
76
%
Vitamin A
 
186
mcg
21
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
44
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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