chicken w/pomegranate sauce

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

this is from an old cookbook of mine called international cooking for the jewish home, so this is kosher as well as delicious! this can be made with a whole duck, quartered, just increase the original cooking time to 1 1/2 hrs. enjoy all you pomegranate lovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat oil in skillet, brown chicken breasts on both sides, remove and set aside add tumeric and onions to skillet, and most of walnuts (reserve 2 tbsp for garnish).
  2. cook until light brown.
  3. transfer onion walnut mixture to a 6 quart pot.
  4. add broth, bring to boil, lower to simmer and cook for 15 minutes add chicken, cover, simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. meanwhile, cut pomegranate in quarters and remove seeds.
  6. add to the chicken along with lemon juice and sugar cover and cook for 30 minutes more.
  7. season with salt& pepper serve with rice and garnish with extra ground walnuts.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful, flavourful recipe. Very tasty. But the sauce it too thin, I had to thicken it with cornstarch. I also did not care for the pomegranate seeds which remained very hard. But my family loved the taste and I would make it again with adjustments.

Rosalind January 24, 2005

I thought this was far more work than it was worth. If I were to make it again, I would not put the pomegranate seeds in and cook them. I would save them and sprinkle them on top. I thickened mine with some cornstarch so that it made a sauce that could be used on rice.

Dr. Jeanne December 12, 2004

Very good. First let me say that if I were judging on taste alone, this would get mor than 5 stars. The sauce is so delicious. I think next time I would cook the chicken on its own fully, and make the sauce on its own, allowing it to reduce much more. The sauce, while delicious, was very thin and brothy. I think that next time, I would use only half the amount of pomegranate seeds and nuts. But overall, this has a great flavor and looks lovely on the plate.

HeatherFeather November 08, 2004