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Whole Pomegranate Glazed Chicken

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 11 ingredients

With its sweet, tart glaze, our Whole Pomegranate Glazed Chicken is the perfect centerpiece for any holiday meal. Although we bet that you love it so much, it will make appearances on your table the...


  • 1 whole chicken (about 3½ to 4 pounds)
  • 1 head of garlic, top sliced off
  • 2 oranges, quartered
  • 10 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1¼ cup pomegranate molasses
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
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Nutrition Facts


580 cals


26 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5 g

Monounsaturated Fat

12 g


61 g


55 g


3 g


28 g


787 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove any giblets from the opening of the body cavity and pat dry. Tie drumsticks together with kitchen twine.
  3. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the head of garlic, quartered oranges, and rosemary sprigs. Rub the chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a roasting pan.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the pomegranate molasses, honey, paprika, and orange juice. Liberally brush all over the chicken. Reserve any leftover glaze.
  5. Roast the chicken for 45-60 minutes, basting with pan juices and brushing with the pomegranate mixture occasionally. The chicken is ready when the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced.
  6. Let rest for 15 minutes then carve and serve.

Chef Tips

Pomegranate molasses is extremely versatile and can be found in many supermarkets or specialty stores in the baking aisle.
If you’re cooking a turkey, double up the quantities of glaze ingredients so that you’ve enough to keep basting your turkey with throughout the cooking process.
Always use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is properly cooked through to 165F.

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