Pomegranate Chicken

Michelle and I went to the tree giveaway of the NOLA Tree Project this morning, hoping to get a pomegranate tree. Alas, none were to be found (although we did pick up a pecan and a sweet olive). To make up for her disappointment, I fixed a chicken tonight with pomegranate molasses. While you can make your own, I bought mine at Mona’s Middle Eastern grocery and you can also find it at grocery stores with a good international section.

chicken-pomegranate

Pomegranate Chicken

3 tablespoons pomegranate molases
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 chicken breasts
enough fingerling potatoes for all
1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup raw pecans, chopped coarsely

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk pomegranate glaze, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper until combined. Pour the pomegranate mixture over chicken and let sit while you prep the potatoes, mushrooms, and pecans. After about 30 minutes of marinading, combine everything in a casserole baking dish.

Bake covered for 45 minutes then uncovered for an additional 15 minutes, for about an hour total. Internal temperature of the breasts should be 165 degrees F.

As an alternative to the fingerling potatoes, omit them and serve the cooked chicken, mushrooms, pecans and pan sauce over wild rice.

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