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Pomegranate-Balsamic-Glazed Chicken

  • Prep Time 0:45
  • Cook Time 0:30
  • Estimated Cost $9.50

It’s too cold to barbeque at my house, but this sticky-sweet recipe helps satisfy my cravings for BBQ chicken. Plus, it’s classier and prettier-looking. I served it with orange-coconut sweet potatoes and a green salad.


  • 6 assorted pieces chicken, with skin $5
  • 1/2 cup Pom 100% pomegranate juice $2
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar Pantry
  • 1/8 cup honey Pantry
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar Pantry
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme $1
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • toasted sesame seeds $1.50 for 1 oz.

Recipe Serves 2-3


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine pomegranate juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, brown sugar, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir until honey and sugar dissolves.
  3. Place chicken pieces in a large zip-lock bag. Carefully pour marinade over them, press air out of bag and seal. Move bag around to ensure marinade disperses. Refrigerate bag for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from bag and place in a large glass baking dish, spacing chicken evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is tender but fully-cooked.
  5. While chicken cooks, carefully pour remaining marinade from bag into a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil (to kill bacteria), then lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 12-15 minutes until marinade is thick and syrupy. Remove from heat and carefully fish out thyme stems.
  6. Once chicken has finished baking, brush glaze over each piece. Sprinkle generously with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

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shivery, on Dec 14, 11:22 AM, wrote:

that looks beyond delectable; i suspect it may find its way to our dinner table this week!

solid wood furniture, on Dec 14, 07:04 PM, wrote:

Thanks! I have something new to do with my chickens! I am tired of all the usual chicken recipes I know.

Stuart Broz, on Dec 23, 05:31 PM, wrote:

That is awfully pretty.

I’m wondering how pomegranate molasses would work in this… it would certainly bring down the price (POM isn’t cheap – but a bottle of the concentrated pom molasses is usually around $2.50). You’d need to dilute it, but water isn’t the best answer. Hmmmm…

Edward, on May 5, 04:09 PM, wrote:

Oh my goodness!