Pomegranate Chicken Recipe

Pomegranate Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Pomegranate Chicken

Upgrade your usual roast with this pomegranate chicken recipe. The pomegranate juice and dark brown sugar give this dish a sweet yet balanced flavor.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 10 minutes
Rest Time: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



  • 2cupspomegranate juice
  • ¼cupbrown sugarpacked
  • 1tbspcider vinegar
  • 2clovesgarlicpeeled and smashed
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • 1pclime
  • 4lbwhole chicken
  • ½onionsmall
  • tspsaltdivided
  • 1pcbay leaf
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • ½tspdried rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Stir pomegranate juice, brown sugar, vinegar, and garlic together in a saucepan.

  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  4. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced to 3/4 cup.

  5. Remove from heat and discard garlic, then stir in lime juice and let cool for 5 minutes.

  6. Set aside 6 tablespoons of the resulting pomegranate syrup.

  7. Poke several holes in lime with a fork and insert into chicken cavity along with onion, ½ teaspoon salt, bay leaf, pepper, and rosemary.

  8. Tie legs together with kitchen string, sprinkle skin with the remaining ¾ teaspoon salt, then transfer chicken, breast side up, to a roasting pan.

  9. Roast chicken for about 1 hour in total, basting with pomegranate syrup every 20 minutes until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest parts of all pieces registers 165 degrees F.

  10. Let chicken rest for 15 minutes before carving. Drizzle with reserved pomegranate syrup and serve.


  • Calories: 1094.02kcal
  • Fat: 68.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.76g
  • Fiber: 1.10g
  • Sugar: 25.58g
  • Protein: 85.02g
  • Cholesterol: 340.19mg
  • Sodium: 1059.63mg
  • Calcium: 88.97mg
  • Potassium: 1196.10mg
  • Iron: 4.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 187.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.20mg
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