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Sticky Pomegranate Chicken, chicken recipe, easy weeknight recipe

Sticky Pomegranate Chicken – Easy Weeknight Dinner

  • Author: adapted from Fine Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American


delicious chicken with a sticky pomegranate glaze


  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce – more to taste
  • 2 med cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, skinned
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Line a heavy baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray
  • In a wide bottomed pan heat together the pomegranate juice, mustard, red wine vinegar, hot sauce and garlic.
  • Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes until it thickens and gets syrupy.
  • Remove from the heat and take out the garlic.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle both sided with salt and pepper. Place on the prepared pan.
  • Lightly brush with the pomegranate mixture and place on the middle rack and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan, carefully drain off the liquid.
  • Turn the chicken, lightly brush with the pomegranate mixture, return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and turn on the broiler to low.
  • Drain any liquid. Make sure the chicken thighs are front side up and generously brush with the pomegranate mixture. Place under the broiler for 4 minutes.
  • Remove, brush with any remaining pomegranate mixture and broil for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve with rice – brown or white and a side vegetable.

Keywords: chicken, sticky chicken, pomegranate chicken