Citrus Pomegranate Chicken Recipe

Citrus Pomegranate Chicken Recipe

How To Make Citrus Pomegranate Chicken

This chicken recipe is brimming with a variety of flavors- sweet, zesty, and savory. It’s served with couscous to make a complete, nutritious meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 1chicken
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1mediumonion
  • 2clovegarlic
  • 2tspcumin seeds
  • 1tspgaram masala
  • tspall purpose flour
  • 1canchicken broth
  • ½cupapricots,dried
  • 1tbsplemon zest,grated
  • 2tspfresh ginger,minced, peeled
  • 1cupwhole wheat couscous
  • 1cuppomegranate seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper. In a 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken to Dutch oven in batches and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken pieces to a plate. Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven and cook, stirring frequently, until softened.

  3. Add cumin and garam masala and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute; stir in flour, then half cup water, chicken broth, apricots, lemon zest, and ginger. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring; return chicken to Dutch oven.

  4. Cover and bake for about 40 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and tender. Serve chicken over couscous; spoon sauce over and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.


  • Calories: 943.63kcal
  • Fat: 53.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.03g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.44g
  • Fiber: 5.25g
  • Sugar: 9.53g
  • Protein: 63.84g
  • Cholesterol: 227.33mg
  • Sodium: 1088.77mg
  • Calcium: 80.33mg
  • Potassium: 892.70mg
  • Iron: 4.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 142.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.93mg
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