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Pomegranate Honey Chicken

Pomegranate Honey Chicken ~ A sweet marinade from pomegranate honey is transformed into sweet, sticky, and savory glaze and gravy for chicken which has been quickly pan-fried in a skillet and finished in the oven.Pomegranate Honey Chicken ~ A sweet marinade from pomegranate honey is transformed into sweet, sticky, and savory glaze and gravy for chicken which has been quickly pan-fried in a skillet and finished in the oven ~ The Complete Savorist This post is sponsored by Cox Honeyland and Gifts. As part of my on-going relationship with them, I received Pomegranate Honey  to create a recipe with, however all thoughts and opinions, glowing, gushing, or otherwise are 100% my own. It’s no secret that I am a fan of both sweet and savory. Desserts aren’t something I eat a lot of anymore, which is why there are so few here. But I still enjoy sweet, I now just enjoy it on my savory foods.

Cox Honeyland and Gifts have an array of all-natural honey flavors. Last time I used their orange honey to make some fantastic beef short ribs. This time, being the New Year and the time we should all eat a bit healthier (or we delude ourselves into thinking we will all eat healthier), I opted to use America’s favorite meat, chicken.

It’s a good thing raw chicken is bad for you or I would have been picking at the chicken the entire time it was cooking. That sauce/marinade was too good to not want to keep ‘taste-testing’ it. But thankfully I left the chicken well enough alone, long enough anyway to take its glamour shots. The second I put the lens cap on after reviewing the photos, I torn into a drumstick. I didn’t care much that I had just taken the photos outside in 34° weather and they were near icy cold. The microwave was too far away and I was beyond impatient. Plus, I have a penchant for cold chicken.Pomegranate Honey Chicken ~ A sweet marinade from pomegranate honey is transformed into sweet, sticky, and savory glaze and gravy for chicken which has been quickly pan-fried in a skillet and finished in the oven ~ The Complete Savorist Heaven. It wasn’t dinner time when I took pictures so I covered them in foil and tossed them in the still barely warm oven until Elizabeth came home. I just reheated them on low when it was time to eat. As I served Elizabeth, I put her sauce on the side of the rice because lately she has wanted her rice ‘dry’. I handed her the plate and she saw the sauce and demanded I remove it from her plate. She can be a bit feisty when she wants to be. Normally I would make her try it, but I wasn’t going to force her, that just meant more for me.

But then once she started eating the chicken, she changed her mind and asked for sauce and wasn’t happy until her white rice was brown. She is my kid after all and I am a saucy one.Pomegranate Honey Chicken ~ A sweet marinade from pomegranate honey is transformed into sweet, sticky, and savory glaze and gravy for chicken which has been quickly pan-fried in a skillet and finished in the oven ~ The Complete Savorist

Pomegranate Honey Chicken

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

Pomegranate Honey Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime; juiced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 clove garlic; minced/grated
  • 1/2 tsp dried or 3 tsp fresh chopped parsley; plus more for garnish

Chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken (thighs and drumsticks)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp high heat oil

Sauce

  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1-15 oz can chicken broth
  • Reserved marinade

Instructions

Marinade

  1. Mix honey, soy sauce, parsley, lime juice, and garlic together.
  2. Place in a sealable container or a zip seal bag-I used a bag and sucked all the air out with a straw.
  3. Add the chicken and seal, shake well.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hour, up to 4. Shake or flip often to make sure the marinade fully coats the chicken, as settling does occur.

Chicken

  1. Remove chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Try to save as much marinade as possible and set it aside.
  2. Mix the salt and pepper into the flour.
  3. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess.
  4. Over medium high heat, add the oil to a skillet.
  5. Once the oil is hot, cook the chicken on all sides until it develops a nice brown color. 3-5 minutes
  6. Drizzle 2 tbsp of the marinade over the chicken and then place in a pre-heated 350° oven and cook for 30 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and registering 160° on a thermometer.
  7. Remove chicken from the skillet, cover to keep warm.

Sauce

  1. Place the skillet on the stove and heat to over medium high. Remove any rendered chicken fat.
  2. Add the broth, and scrape up any stuck on bits.
  3. Once the broth is warm, quickly whisk in small amount of the flour into the warm broth, taking care to break up any clumps.
  4. After the flour has fully been incorporated into the broth, add the reserved marinade.
  5. Cook until it forms a gravy and is fully cooked through.
  6. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Pomegranate Honey Chicken ~ A sweet marinade from pomegranate honey is transformed into sweet, sticky, and savory glaze and gravy for chicken which has been quickly pan-fried in a skillet and finished in the oven ~ The Complete Savorist Pomegranate Honey Chicken ~ A sweet marinade from pomegranate honey is transformed into sweet, sticky, and savory glaze and gravy for chicken which has been quickly pan-fried in a skillet and finished in the oven ~ The Complete Savorist

 

 

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  • Christie
    February 9, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Totally yummy. I have some pomegranate molasses which I presume I can use instead of pomegranate honey?! I haven’t seen pomegranate honey before. This dish looks too good not to try.

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      February 9, 2016 at 10:43 am

      I don’t see why not, I have never heard of pomegranate molasses. I am intrigued.

    • Norma
      February 9, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Pomegranate molasses and pomegranate honey are the same thing. I don’t know why and where is called either, but yes, you can use pomegranate molasses and so will I. This recipe looks so delicious that I can’t wait.

  • Marye
    February 9, 2016 at 5:56 am

    This chicken sounds so good! I am loving the pomegranate flavor!

  • Manila Spoon
    February 9, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Just a plate of rice and this delicious-looking chicken on top is what comfort food means to me! Looks so good!

  • Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    February 9, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Yum! That honey sounds wonderful…we go through honey like crazy here. It is my sweetener of choice. 🙂 I love cooking chicken with it as well. I will definitely be on the lookout for this brand.

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      February 9, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thank you Michelle, I love working with honey too. It’s natural and never goes bad.

  • Summer
    February 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Looks really delish ♥

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  • Megan Keno
    February 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my goodness, this glaze sounds so amazing! I would love to have this for dinner tonight!

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      February 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      It was my favorite part, not pretty, being brown, but oh so full of flavor.

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    February 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    This honey sounds amazing, and could be dangerous in my hands! Yum! The chicken is just lovely, and I can see it as a “special meal” or one for an average weeknight. Nice!

  • Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
    February 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Oh this chicken had my mouth watering. Yum

  • Justine | Cooking and Beer
    February 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    The pomegranate in this recipe is genius! Yum!

  • Laura
    February 9, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    These are some great flavors! I love sweet and sticky glazes!

  • Cathy Trochelman
    February 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I love the sound of pomegranate honey and this is the perfect way to use it!

  • Healing Tomato
    February 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Pomegranate turns any recipe into an instantly delicious meal. I love your style of presenting and your photos look amazing. Great recipe, Michelle

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      February 10, 2016 at 10:03 am

      You are too kind HT. I appreciate you checking this out, despite your non-meat eating ways. 😉

  • Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    February 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I don’t think I could trust myself to wait until the chicken was fully cooked either…this looks THAT good! Glad you found your restraint.

  • stacey
    February 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Pomegranate honey sauce sounds like a dream! My fiance would be obsessed with these!

  • linda spiker
    February 11, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Amazing! Pinned again.

  • Nicole
    February 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I can see me licking every last bit of that sauce off my fingers now! Yum! Where do you get your pomegranate honey?

  • Debra
    February 14, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Those drummies & thigh look ooey-gooey sticky and good – love the combination of flavors in this recipe!!

  • christine
    February 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    When I think of wings or drums etc, I think the stickier and messier the better and these look like they fit the bill. The addition of pomegranate honey is fab.

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  • Derek
    February 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I love the pomegranate in this marinade Michelle! Really cool idea. I might just need to steal it 🙂 jk