Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken

Chicken thighs baked in sweet and savory marinade and is served on white rice to make a complete meal! Pomegranate Pineapple chicken is perfect for parties or just a casual meal! 

Chicken thighs baked in sweet and savory marinade and is served on white rice to make a complete meal! Pomegranate Pineapple chicken is perfect for parties or just a weekend meal!

It doesn’t have to be fried all the time, you know? Though I can’t even remember the last time I had fried chicken…

We definitely eat more chicken than beef because we like it better and it’s healthier. Also I prefer lamb to beef but it’s not very easy to find lamb in every supermarket. That’s why we are trying to come up with new ways of making chicken so we can keep the diversity. We are not one of those couples who keep eating the same thing unless it’s my maman’s food because my maman’s food is so good, I just can’t stop eating it.

Chicken thighs baked in sweet and savory marinade and is served on white rice to make a complete meal! Pomegranate Pineapple chicken is perfect for parties or just a weekend meal!

 

This pomegranate pineapple chicken was made on a day that we had lots of chicken thighs and well, we don’t deep fry stuff at home (health reasons and none of us likes the mess). And we were in a pomegranate craze phase which was the same time as I made these 4-ingredient Parfaits and these Coconut Pomegranate Cupcakes. It was also inspired by my friend Sheena from Tea and Biscuits.

Chicken thighs baked in sweet and savory marinade and is served on white rice to make a complete meal! Pomegranate Pineapple chicken is perfect for parties or just a weekend meal!

So we had already tried two pomegranate desserts and only one pomegranate savory dish which was this festive and uber delicious Stuffed Fish with Pomegranates and Walnuts. After looking in the pantry and thinking about our family’s favorite flavors, I made this pomegranate pineapple chicken which has like 3-5 steps and results in such delicious and tasty dish that everyone in our family couldn’t stop saying “Oh, this is so good!”.

Chicken thighs baked in sweet and savory marinade and is served on white rice to make a complete meal! Pomegranate Pineapple chicken is perfect for parties or just a weekend meal!

 

Mixing different ingredients can result in unbelievably delicious meals or a disastrous pile of food that you wish you wouldn’t have made. I have experience in both fields an after many trials and errors, I have figured out what tastes work best for us and what doesn’t. I’m sure you also know your family’s favorite tastes and flavors! Please tell me about them!

This chicken dish would pair perfectly with Persian Style Rice and Salad Shirazi!

 

 

Yields 4-5

Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken

Chicken thighs baked in sweet and savory marinade and is served on white rice to make a complete meal! Pomegranate Pineapple chicken is perfect for parties or just a casual meal!

15 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 pieces of chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 can pineapple, juice and fruit pieces separated
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic gloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix pomegranate molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, honey and pineapple juice in a sauce pan, cook over medium heat for 7-8 minutes until flavors are fully combined.
  3. Lightly coat an oven safe dish with non stick spray and spread the onion slices at the bottom of the dish.
  4. Place the chicken thighs (skin side down) on top of the onion slices and pour the sauce on them.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, flip the chicken thighs and pour some sauce on them.
  6. Bake for another 25 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. pour the sauce again.
  7. Serve hot with white rice.
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48 thoughts on “Pomegranate Pineapple Chicken

  1. I love the combination I never thought that sweet and savory can taste good together especially fruits and meat . This is such an interesting combination definitely going to try it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Anna-Maria! I used to not like sweet and savory food but you know, tastes change and now I love it!

    1. Pomegranate is our favorite! Whether sweet or savory, pomegranate is awesome! I’m happy you like this! <3

  2. wow, just wow. this looks so delicious, I just showed it to my husband and we are definitely going to try this recipe! can’t wait 🙂

      1. I have a question .when do you add the pomegranetiite seeds? During the cooking process or with the rice at the end?

        1. Hi Sharon! I add the pomegranate seeds in the end with rice, sometimes I top the rice separately with pomegranate as it keeps the taste and shape better 🙂

  3. Looks so sweet! I might try this. I tried lamb once when I was visiting my aunts friend from Trinidad. It was pretty good but I can’t say I would seek it out. We like chicken more than beef too.

    1. Thanks Matt! You can also check out my Persian Style fish, the sauce in that recipe also uses pomegranate molasses!

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