Spiced Pomegranate Chicken

pomegranate chicken

Here is another delicious and quick dinner for your eating pleasure.  It is low in calories and I served it over cauliflower rice, which you can buy in frozen foods, or make yourself.

Ras el hanout is a North African spice blend made from cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, paprika, nutmeg and turmeric.  It is usually free of salt. Most grocery stores carry it.

Ingredients:

2 Tbs Ras el Hanout

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs ( I used two chicken breasts and cut them in half)

1 Tbs EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

1 Tsp pomegranate molasses ( I could not find any, so used Pom and boiled over a low heat till denser

1/4 cup toasted pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)

1/4 cup pomegranate arils (these are the individual seeds)

 

  1. Stir together the ras el hanout, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub evenly over both sides of the chicken.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium and add the chicken.  I only used four thighs, so did it all in one batch.  Either that or use a very large pan. Cook until browned and the thermometer inserted in the thickest part register 165 degrees (about 6-7 minutes per side) Transfer to a platter and drizzle with the molasses. sprinkle with the pepitas and pomegranate arils and serve over the cauliflower rice.

I thought the flavor of the cauliflower rice was wonderful with the added flavors.  Here is to another fast and simple delicious dinner.

 

 

 

Spiced Pomegranate Chicken