Pomegranate Chicken Drumsticks

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Developed for RSC #18. These are delicious. A little sweet with a touch of heat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a roasting pan with on top of a foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Rinse chicken under running water and pat dry. If desired, lightly salt and pepper to taste. Go lightly on the salt due to the soy sauce in the glaze. Arrange chicken on foil and place in preheated oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is baking place the Pomegranate juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce by about half. Add remaining ingredients and cook a few minutes to thicken.
  3. Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Remove precooked chicken from oven and baste with glaze. Grill until cooked through and glazed, basting and turning every 3 to 5 minutes. The chicken should be cooked through in about 15 to 20 minutes. Watch carefully so as not burn the glaze.


Most Helpful

I used pomegranate molasses and subbed honey for the corn syrup. Served with plain short grain rice, steamed vegetables and a side salad. I burnt the skin a little! Made for Recipe Swap #88 in the Australian/NZ forum.

COOKGIRl May 12, 2014

I got spice and GREAT flavor, but unfortunately, I didn't get much pomegranate flavor (the only reason this was disappointing was because of the GORGEOUS color on the chicken!) I'm thinking using pomegranate molasses may fix this. Otherwise, GREAT recipe! I used chicken thighs and my dinner party was properly WOWed

Cadillac Frank October 17, 2014

This is so good! I used pomegranate molasses instead of reducing the juice and a touch of honey I guessed at. I also did this on chicken breasts instead, and didn't read very closely and just threw them on the bbq straight away. Still turned out! Made for ZWT 9.

Cadillacgirl August 20, 2013

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