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Pomegranate Glazed Chicken

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  • Serves

    4

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) pomegranate molasses
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) honey
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) nutmeg
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) pepper
  • 1 tbsp(15 ml) canola oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, skin-on bone-in
  • cooked rice, for serving
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) pomegranate seeds, for garnish
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. To a food processor, add garlic, pomegranate molasses, honey, cumin, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Puree.
  2. Heat canola oil in an oven-safe skillet. Add chicken breasts skin side-down and fry until skin is golden-brown.
  3. Turn over and fry another few minutes. Pour sauce over chicken.
  4. Cook in oven on 400 F (205 C) for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.Put rice on plates. Remove chicken and place on top of rice.
  5. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and chopped parsley.
  6. Serve.
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