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Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

A drizzle of pomegranate molasses adds tangy-sweet flavor to garlicky pan-fried chicken.


  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbs. za’atar
  • 1/2 tsp. Aleppo pepper or crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs. pomegranate molasses
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1/3 cup lightly toasted walnuts, crumbled
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 400
      Fat Calories (kcal): 190
      Fat (g): 21
      Saturated Fat (g): 4
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 9
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6
      Cholesterol (mg): 155
      Sodium (mg): 440
      Carbohydrates (g): 15
      Fiber (g): 1
      Sugar (g): 5
      Protein (g): 31


  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, za’atar, and Aleppo pepper. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the garlic, and season generously with salt and pepper. Rub the spice mixture into the chicken.
  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch heavy-duty skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook until well browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook the second side until browned, another 6 to 7 minutes. Drizzle with the pomegranate molasses, sprinkle with the scallion and nuts, and serve with the lemon wedges.


You can find many Middle Eastern ingredients, such as Aleppo pepper, the spice mix za’atar, and pomegranate molasses, at the supermarket. If not, head to your nearest Middle Eastern market.


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  • Samfishes2 | 12/01/2017

    We loved this! I had the pomegranate
    molasses which I had made and mixed the za'atar my self.
    Making it again tonight.

  • Krispie | 06/21/2017

    This was super easy and very delicious. Like another reviewer, I used regular molasses with great results. I followed the recipe to a "t" otherwise. I will definitely make this again. Even my children, who normally don't eat items full of "flavor", enjoyed this chicken.

  • myste | 01/19/2017

    Wow, this was spectacular!! It was a quick meal that was overflowing with flavor and very affordable. I will be using this for other proteins.Substitutes:Arrow Root for the cornstarch as a thickenerRegular molasses for the pomegranate molassesSliced Almonds for the walnutsI found the Zaatar spice and Aleppo pepper in the bulk section of Central Market.

  • user-3014472 | 01/04/2017

    This recipe was delicious! The sweetness of the molasses really complemented the Mediterranean flair of the za'atar and Aleppo, and the added crunch of the toasted walnuts put it over the top. I will definitely make this again.

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