Fesenjan (Pomegranate Chicken

Fesenjan (Pomegranate Chicken

  • Prepare: 1H
  • Cook: 1H
  • Total: 2H
Fesenjan (Pomegranate Chicken

Fesenjan (Pomegranate Chicken

Diets

  • Gluten free
  • Paleo

Ingredients

  • Meat

    • 2 Chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • Produce

    • 1 Yellow onion, large
  • Canned Goods

    • 2 cups Chicken stock, low sodium
  • Condiments

    • 2 tbsp Honey
    • 1/4 cup Pomegranate molasses
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 pinch Cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1 1/2 cups Walnut, halves
  • Time
  • Prepare: 1H
  • Cook: 1H
  • Total: 2H

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Description

Simple Food, Simply Delicious

A classic Persian dish made simple with a few time-saving techniques. Vegan optional and naturally gluten free. Plus, healthy and filling and perfect for gatherings or everyday weeknight meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses (or 1 8-oz. bottle pom juice)
  • 1.5 cups walnut halves
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1.5-inch cubes*
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock*
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch each cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper
  • Optional: 1 cup uncooked white or brown rice (I used jasmine) for serving
  • Optional: 1 cup pomegranate arils and fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

  • If you dont have pomegranate molasses, make your own by pouring pomegranate juice into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, add a pinch of salt and a little lime juice and simmer for 45 minutes until reduced. Set aside to cool. You will have leftovers.
  • Next, toast walnuts in a shallow pan over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Once cooled, transfer to a food processor or blender and blend into a fine meal. Set aside.
  • Next, if youre serving with rice, start by rinsing 1 cup rice in a fine mesh strainer. Bring 2 cups water to a boil, add rice and a pinch of salt. Cover and turn to low. White rice should take 18-25 minutes; brown rice 30-40. Dont open lid until its done. Fluff and set aside, covered.
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot add 1 Tbsp olive oil and onions. Cook until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • In a separate pan over medium heat, cook the chicken in two batches in a bit of olive oil. Once browned, add it directly to the pot with the onions. Salt chicken while browning.
  • Once all the chicken is in the pot, add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and add pomegranate molasses, honey, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper and walnuts. Simmer for 15-25 minutes or more, until desired thickness is reached. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Serve over rice or with naan. Garnish with pomegranate arils and parsley. Store leftovers covered in the fridge. Should keep for several days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Information Serving size: 2/3 cup with rice Calories: 672 Fat: 33 g Saturated fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 67 g Sugar: 21 g Sodium: 234 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 28 g
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Prepare: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
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A classic Persian chicken dish with toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses. Easy, healthy and incredibly satisfying served over rice.

Fesenjan (Pomegranate Chicken

  • Meat

    • 2 Chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • Produce

    • 1 Yellow onion, large
  • Canned Goods

    • 2 cups Chicken stock, low sodium
  • Condiments

    • 2 tbsp Honey
    • 1/4 cup Pomegranate molasses
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 pinch Cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1 1/2 cups Walnut, halves

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Easy Fesenjan | Minimalist Baker Recipes

A classic Persian chicken dish with toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses. Easy, healthy and incredibly satisfying served over rice.