Pomegranate & Ginger Sticky Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #37137

June 20, 2021

"Easy and Tasty!"

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (820 g)
  • Calories 1952.4
  • Total Fat - 152.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 52 g
  • Cholesterol - 569.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1268.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 25.3 g
  • Protein - 113.1 g
  • Calcium - 92.4 mg
  • Iron - 8.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large high-sided skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working in two batches add chicken to skillet. Sear, turning to brown all over, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate. Pour the oil out of the skillet and discard.

Step 2

Return skillet to medium. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, shallots, garlic, and ginger; cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute.

Step 3

Pour ¼ cup stock in the pan and add brown sugar. Boil, stirring frequently, until deep golden in color, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Carefully and slowly, pour the remaining ¾ cup of stock into the skillet. Stir in the vinegar, fish sauce, and pomegranate molasses. Bring to a boil, and return chicken to skillet, skin side down. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Turn chicken and continue to cook, basting occasionally, until the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes more.

Step 5

Transfer chicken to a platter, drizzle sauce over, and top with jalapeno, pomegranate arils, and cilantro.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


OMG - can I give this 100 stars? DH says this one was an "A+", and he's right. I only made four thighs (about 2 1/4 lbs) but made all the sauce. Wish I had doubled it, as the shallots, garlic and ginger caramelized into the most delicious topping. And the sauce - oh - the sauce! I almost didn't make this, as pomegranates are out of season and had a hard time finding one. Finally did at our Mediterranean market, and paid a fine $7 for it. But believe me, it was worth it! Thanks for sharing. Straight into my Best of 2022 file for me.


review by:
(16 Feb 2022)


Delicious chicken. We only used 6 thighs and skipped the jalapeño but we really enjoyed this chicken. Served with rice. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(12 Nov 2021)


We all really loved this dish. It was very easy to make with some hard to find ingredients but worth it. I had been interested in pomegranate molasses and it definitely really added something wonderful to the sauce. Our sauce never really thickened but it was really delicious.


review by:
(6 Nov 2021)

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