Pomegranate Chicken or Duck

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by evelynathens

In response to a recipe request.

Top Review by awalde

We really enjoyed this chicken with such a rich sauce. It was delicious.
I spent some time to prepare this dish because I had to open my walnuts from the garden. But it was a good decision to use them here as the chicken turned out tasty and moist.
As suggested I removed the skin and I suggest doing this with most of chicken curries.
Thanks again for posting soooo many great recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine pomegranate molasses, ground walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, and saffron.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Clean chicken removing unnecessary bones and skin.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place chopped onion and 3 tblsps olive oil in a pot and saute 3 minutes.
  6. Then add the chicken pieces, salt, pepper, and turmeric.
  7. Add 1 cup of water and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  8. Add the pomegranate mixture and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes longer (check water and add some if it is necessary).
  9. Add a bit more sugar if you want the sauce sweeter.
  10. Transfer to a deep serving pot, cover, and place in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  11. Serve with rice.

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