Pomegranate Chicken with Walnuts and Cauliflower Rice

Pomegranate Chicken with Walnuts and Cauliflower Rice

If you are looking for healthy ways to cook chicken, try this flavorful pomegranate chicken with walnuts recipe. Made with only a few wholesome ingredients, this dish is rich and satisfying yet light and nourishing.



- Arils from pomegranates - Cloves - Inulin powder

Pomegranate reduction

- Chicken drumsticks or    thighs (bone-in) - Extra virgin olive oil - Yellow onions - Chicken or vegetable stock - Turmeric, Cinnamon,    Nutmeg - Salt and pepper - Walnuts

The chicken stew



- Frozen cauliflower rice    (fresh also works) - Extra virgin olive oil - Pinch of saffron - Mustard powder - Salt and pepper

Cauliflower rice


Blend the pomegranate arils in a high-power blender and strain through a sieve, cheesecloth, or nut milk bag making sure you get all the juices out.

Blend arils


Add the juice, cloves, and inulin powder to a saucepan and simmer on low heat until it’s reduced to half the quantity.

Make reduction


Toast the whole walnuts in a pan until lightly toasted. Grind them in a food processor to get a coarse flour texture.

Toast walnuts


Season the chicken with salt. In a stew pot or pan, sear the chicken with olive oil on all sides until it forms a golden crust.

Cook chicken


Take the chicken out on a plate and add the chopped onions to the pan, sautéing until they are fragrant and golden, for about 10 minutes.

Saute onions


Add the chicken back in, add the spices, stir well, add the stock, and bring it to a boil. Cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

Add chicken back


When the chicken is cooked, add the walnuts and the pomegranate reduction, combine well, cover, and simmer on low heat for 10 more minutes or until the sauce thickens and reduces to about half.

Add walnuts


Prepare the cauliflower rice. Mix the saffron with hot water in a small bowl. Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add the frozen or fresh cauliflower rice, and sauté until the desired doneness. When it is almost done, add the mustard powder, and saffron water.

Prepare rice


Serve the chicken and sauce over cauliflower rice. Garnish with pomegranate and fresh mint leaves.

Garnish and serve

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