Chicken With Pomegranate-Ginger Cream Sauce

Chicken With Pomegranate-Ginger Cream Sauce

Dress up chicken tenderloins with the flavors of pomegranate and ginger for a quick and easy dish that really looks impressive. The velvety sauce lends richness and the sweet-tart flavor of pomegranate and light spice of fresh ginger are a perfect complement to the tender chicken. The beautiful ruby red pomegranate arils add both color and texture, making this dish a nice one for company, despite how easy it is to prepare.

Chicken With Pomegranate-Ginger Cream Sauce

  • Ingredients:
  • 12 chicken tenderloins (about 1-1/4 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, very finely chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, very finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate arils

Preparation:
Trim the small white tendons from the ends of the tenderloins as needed and discard.

Combine the flour, salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a shallow dish (a pie plate works well for this). Dredge the tenderloins, shake off the excess flour and set aside.

Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and shallot and sauté until the ginger is fragrant and the shallots softened, 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the tenderloins and cook, turning several times, until barely golden, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side.

Add the pomegranate juice and continue cooking, turning the tenderloins several times, until the liquid thickens slightly and the chicken is cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes additional. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter.

Whisk the half-and-half into the pomegranate sauce and cook until the mixture is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the pomegranate arils, then spoon the sauce over the chicken.

Serve with mashed potatoes and a simple green vegetable like spinach or green beans.

Makes 4 servings

comments & replies

Wow! It look´s very tasty!I'll cook it!

The pomegranate seeds are GORGEOUS on top!

I'm all for savory dishes with pomegranates. I just made a rice dish with poms and dates that I'll be posting on too. I love that this dish is so simple yet so elegant. PS-I'm going to be writing a piece about pomegranates for Foodie View, and I'll definitely be linking to this! :)

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