Grilled Pomegranate Chicken

pomegranate chixRarely do I cook with pomegranates or their juice, but this recipe reeled me right in.  Though the ingredient list is fairly short, the finished product is huge on flavor when you combine chicken that has marinated overnight in pomegranate-cranberry juice, caramelize that coating on the grill, and add in sautéed Vidalia onions and walnuts. 

Adapted from the magazine Everyday with Racheal Ray, this inexpensive and easy dish may quickly become a family favorite! 

Grilled Pomegranate Chickenpomegranate

  • 2 cups cranberry-pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, fresh minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley, fresh chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 Vidalia onion, halved and super-thin sliced
  • 1 & 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

How to Make It!

In a large bowl, combine the juice, garlic, cinnamon, parsley, olive oil, salt and black pepper.  Mix thoroughly.  Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade and refrigerate. 

Put the chicken thighs into a large freezer bag and pour the remaining marinade over the chicken.  Add the sliced onion, seal the bag and move the ingredients around to evenly coat the chicken.  Refrigerate for at least a day, preferably overnight. 

Get the grill going, pour your favorite drink and forget about mowing the lawn.  Place the chicken on the grill, to cook.  Meanwhile, strain the onions from the marinade.  In a saute pan over medium heat, cook the onions until slightly browned – adding the walnuts about 2-3 minutes into cooking.  Add the reserved marinade to the onions and walnuts, to deglaze the pan, and let reduce for a couple of minutes.  Pour over chicken and serve.  We enjoyed this without the suggested rice in Rachael’s recipe.  Serves 4 




About tossingtheswissaround

I have been obsessed with food since I can remember. I grew up watching the Frugal Gourmet and Julia Childs in black and white repeats on TV. I made an elementary version of veal parmesan when I was all of 8 years old and even concocted a homemade version of vomit to drizzle along the hallway and oh-so-carefully in the bathroom so I could get of school whenever I wanted. Dad never caught on but I eventually came clean about that vomit recipe. About two years ago. My skills have greatly improved and my obsession has only deepened as the years go by. In the mornings, I ask my co-workers what’s for lunch, what they ate last night and what is on the menu tonight. I groan when I eat almost anything I like because I can barely contain my excitement. Because, well, because it’s food! I was technically trained and once worked as a formal chef but physically that takes its toll so I joined the much less strenuous, albeit entertaining, world of HR. Food is still at the forefront of my mind as I continue to cook and love all things food. Enjoy!
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One Response to Grilled Pomegranate Chicken

  1. I am psychic, I just got more of this juice. But if it disappears in the form of cosmos before I can make this lovely recipe, I will blame my wife.:)

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