Pomegranate Chicken

A sweet and tart pomegranate chicken that easily comes together in one single pan with minimal ingredients. This succulently tender and juicy chicken is just as perfect for entertaining as it is for a quick weeknight meal plus adds in seasonal, tasty pomegranates.

Pomegranate Skillet Chicken

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs or breasts\
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 C. pomegranate molasses
  • 1/3 C. pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 C. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic finely grated
  • 1/2 pomegranate, seeded
  • to taste fresh parsley
  • to taste salt and pepper
Pomegranate Chicken
Total Time: 1 hr. 15 mins.


Servings: 8


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400.

  2. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, season with salt and let sit while you make the marinade (up to 30 min is ideal).

  3. Whisk together olive oil, pomegranate molasses, pomegranate juice, honey, balsamic, lemon and garlic. Pour marinade over chicken, either in a bowl, glass Tupperware, or resealable plastic bag. Spread the marinade around so all the chicken is evenly coated and let sit at least 30min and up to over night in the fridge.

  4. To cook, place chicken skin side up in a roasting dish, then pour the marinade over the meat. The marinade should generously cover the bottom of the pan.

  5. Cook until the chicken is tender at the bone and a meat or instant read thermometer reaches 165 when inserted inserted in the thickest part (about 25 minutes for breasts and 45 for thighs. If using both light and dark meat, remove the breasts while the thighs keep cooking then return the breasts to the pan in the oven once the thighs are done.

  6. Crank the oven to 450 and let the sauce reduce and the skin get dark brown and crispy, about 12 min longer. Brush the chicken with the marinade from the pan every 3-4 minutes to glaze them.

  7. Serve warm and garnish with pomegranate seeds and chopped parsley.

  8. Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days.