Recipe by justcallmetoni
Inspired by a recipe in Eating Well magazine, this quick dish is rather sumptuous in flavor. The original recipe suggested serving this with roasted fennel but I thought it worked better with roasted asparagus. Betting this would also work well with thinly sliced or pounded chicken breasts.
Top Review by Mia in Germany
This was quite good, but I'm afraid it wasn't as flavourful as I would have expected. Maybe it was my pomegranate juice? I used 100 percent unsweetened juice, and it was a tad too tangy for our liking. Next time I'll add a teaspoon of honey to enhance the flavour or omit the balsamic vinegar. Thanks for sharing a very nice idea :)
Made for Bargain Basement.
- 2 teaspoons canola oil or 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, divided
- 1 lb skinless boneless turkey breast (4 - 4 ounces each)
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 whole garlic clove, split in half lengthwise
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄8 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or 1⁄8 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup pomegranate seeds (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Sprinkle both sides of turkey with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- Add pomegranate juice, half cloves of garlic, balsamic vinegar and thyme to the pan. Bring the juice to a boil. Boil, stirring often, until reduced to 1/4 cup, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove the garlic.
- Whisk together broth (or water) and cornstarch breaking up any lumps. Add the slurry to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 15 seconds.
- Reduce heat to medium, return the turkey and any accumulated juices to the pan, turning to coat with sauce, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
- Optional, toss the pomegranate seeds in with the turkey and stir just before serving.