Pomegranate Chicken Recipe
Pomegranate chicken never tasted this delicious.
Original, comfort dish called Khokhop, from Armenian cuisine . The word Khokhop ( խոխոպ) means ; poultry. The dish can be made with any poultry meat as you may have guessed. A great idea to make Khokhop on thanksgiving day with turkey.
Flavorful, filling and uniquely tasting pomegranate chicken dish, that’s easy to make and can be served as a full dinner without any sides. Of course if you have a good fresh bread to go with khokhop , you’ll have the best tasting dinner ever!
I made a few changes to the original version of the dish to add extra flavors, and I can guarantee you’ll love those additions. Originally this pomegranate chicken dish is made with poultry, onions, pomegranate seeds and some butter, seasoned with salt and pepper. I added; garlic , ginger , wine and curry.
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2 lbs poultry ( I chose to use chicken drumsticks and thighs )
3-4 medium onions , sliced to semicircle
2 tbs olive oil
3-4 tbs butter , optional
1 cup pomegranate seeds, save some to garnish
½ cup wine , I used pomegranate wine, will suggest to choose white wine not to make the meat dark color
1 tbs grated ginger root
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp curry powder
Salt to taste
Wash and pat dry the chicken
Preheat the skillet , add olive oil and fry the meat on both sides, until golden color
Season with salt and black pepper
Remove the meat from skillet, set aside
Into same skillet add onions and caramelize a few minutes
At this point you can start adding the ginger, garlic, curry, stir everything well and arrange the chicken pieces on top of onions
Add pomegranate seeds, butter and wine
Cover the lid and cook over low heat 15-20 minutes
Turn the chicken on the other side and cook another 15-20 minutes or until the meat is cooked through
Garnish with more pomegranate seeds, fresh herbs and enjoy !