Grilled Pomegranate Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
The honey sweetens up the rich, deep pomegranate flavors, the vinegar adds a nice tang and then there’s the addition of a slight smokey flavor from the cumin and just the right amount of zest from the garlic and ginger.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 - cup(s) pomegranate juice
  • 2 - Tbsp honey
  • 1 - Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 - tsp ground cumin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - garlic bread**
  • Side: - salad**
  • - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Finely chop the fresh basil and parsley.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pomegranate juice, honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, ground ginger, and cumin. Whisk well to create a vinaigrette marinade.
  3. Place the chicken into baking dish or plastic baggie and pour the marinade over the top. Cover with plastic wrap or seal, and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Heat the grill and add the chicken breasts over the direct heat. Brush with the marinade and discard remaining marinade. Let cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, then move over indirect heat and grill until cooked through. Slice before serving.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Prepare the garlic bread. (It’s delicious when grilled.)
  7. Serve Grilled Pomegranate Chicken over salad with side of garlic bread.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup pomegranate juice, 4 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp ground ginger and 1/2 tsp cumin.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 small chicken breasts
  • Half of the prepared marinade

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the grill and grilling as directed and until cooked through.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides and dairy-free butter on garlic bread..

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like quinoa or rice.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Grilled Pomegranate Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and cook on grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side, and then until cooked through. After adding to the grill, brush with marinade and then discard remaining marinade.
Serve over salad with garlic bread.

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