Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Baked Sticky Pomegranate Chicken #steviva #sweetandeasy #Fructevia

I was sent complimentary products from Steviva to use for their Steviva Blogger Recipe Challenge contest for the purpose of creating a recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Baked Sticky Pomegranate Chicken
A few months ago I signed up for Steviva’s very first annual blogger recipe challenge, you can read about the contest here. The contest was available to the first 75 bloggers that signed up. There are 3 parts to the contest; beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol), entrees, and baking. You can chose to compete for all 3 categories or just one or two, your choice.

Steviva Products
After a little research I quickly signed up and Steviva sent me four of their sweeteners; MonkSweet, Steviva, Nectrevia, and Fructevia. They are low carb, ph-balanced, chemical free, gluten free  and non GMO. What’s great about their products is that you only need half the amount of sugar that is required in a typical recipe and the sugar is much finer in texture. For today’s recipe I used Fructevia which is an all-natural fruit sugar that is sourced from fruit, not corn.

Ingredients for pomegranate molasses
The last 10 years we have spent our summers in a little rural town on the coast in Oregon, while I love most everything about living there, grocery shopping and convenience are not two words that you would loosely throw together. So when deciding to make a sticky pomegranate chicken for dinner I decided to make my own pomegranate molasses. Whoa! Was this simple to make and amazing on chicken and best yet only half the amount of sugar.

Baked Sticky Pomegranate Chicken
This was a delicious and very flavorful dish. It is amazing how simple it was to make my own pomegranate molasses and at the same time be able to control the quantity and quality of the ingredients. The chicken was marinated approx. 8 hours before cooking. (This marinade would also be fantastic on pork).

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I am submitting this recipe for the entrée category.
Yield: 4 to 6

Baked Sticky Pomegranate Chicken

Baked Sticky Pomegranate Chicken is tender and delicious with loads of sweet and tangy flavor! This dish would also be wonderful grilled.

INGREDIENTS:

Pomegranate Molasses
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/8 cup Fructevia
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
For the Marinade
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons pomegranate molasses (see above)
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
For the Chicken
  • 1 Organic free range chicken, cut into 6 to 8 pieces
For the Rice
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, rough chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pomegranate Molasses
  1. Place the pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then reduce heat to medium-low and cook until you have the consistency of thick syrup. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. This whole process took about 1 hour.
For the Marinade
  1. Place garlic, ginger, sesame oil, pomegranate molasses, soy sauce and oil in a bowl. Add chicken pieces, toss to coat. Leave to marinate for at least a couple of hours or overnight if time allows.
To Bake the Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. In a large casserole dish or pan place the chicken pieces, lay flat. Cook for 45 to 55 minutes until pieces are cooked through.
For the Rice
  1. To make the rice, add water and rice, bring to a boil. Cover pan and reduce heat, cook for approx.15 minutes. Remove from heat. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Once rested fluff with fork, toss with cilantro.
To serve
  1. To serve, Mound rice unto plates, top with chicken and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!
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Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

35 comments:

  1. The chicken sounds amazing. I know what you mean about living in a rural area, I live in a rural area as well.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, we would drive to the big city at least two to three times a month and it seems like I always forgot my list;)

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  2. The chicken looks really flavourful and juicy! I need to make my own pomegranate molasses too.

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    1. Thanks Angie, the molasses is really flavorful!

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  3. Two thumbs up for making your own. PS: I live in rural area as well. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Ivy!! I didn't know that, we are only there during the summer, love it too!

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  4. Wow I bet the flavor is off the charts-delicious! I can't believe you made your own molasses - very cool. Can't wait to taste this beautiful recipe~

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    1. Thanks Tricia! it was fairly easy too, just a little time on the stove;)

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  5. The chicken looks amazing, Cheri! That sticky sauce on it must be finger-licking irresistible. Love how you take on different challenges and try so many things in the ktichen.

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    1. Thanks Monica, I never knew how wonderful pomegranate molasses was, this is one ingredient I will always try and keep handy.

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  6. Wow, Cheri. So divine. I can smell the aromas of this fabulous dish. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Dena, the smell alone was worth everything.

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  7. That is a nice looking chicken Cheri, what a great idea to make your own pomegranate molasses. I bought my first pomegranates at the market today.

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    1. One of houses in a neighborhood that we walk by every morning has a medium sized pomegranate tree that is loaded with fruit, if I ever see anyone I am going to ask for a couple, they just let them rot every year. Always enjoy fall's bounty.

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    2. It’s so sad when the fruit rots on a tree. I hope you can get some.

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  8. Love anything with pomegranate- can't wait to try this, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks David, me too. Growing up my grandma used to have a pomegranate tree in her backyard, good memories.

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  9. Your photos look finger-licking good, Cheri! I've never tried making pomegranate molasses but it does sound easy. A must try!

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    1. Thanks Susan, I couldn't believe how much flavor was concentrated in my finished little jar of molasses, a new kitchen staple for sure.

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  10. This sounds simply amazing Cheri. I love pomegranate molasses, so cool you made your own! Who would have thought it was so easy?

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  11. This chicken looks amazingly yummy! I love that you made your own pomegranate molasses.

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    1. Thanks Amy, I still can't believe how good the molasses is, will be keeping this little jewel in my back pocket.

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  12. So creative Cheri! I do keep a bottle of pomegranate molasses around but how much fun to make it. Love this dish-it sounds so Ottolenghi-ish!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, love Ottolenghi's recipes and cookbooks;)

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  13. i've never used any of these ingredients in the kitchen but what you've created sounds and looks incredible! pomegranate molasses is something i've heard about many times but have still never tried, and i need to change that!

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    1. Thanks Grace, pomegranate molasses is my new favorite thing, it is like a secret weapon, everything taste better.

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  14. Wow Cheri! Hats off to you for making your own molasses - very cool- his chicken looks delicious and I bet it tastes amazing too! Great recipe!!

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  15. This sounds absolutely amazing! I have to try this recipe as soon as I get to our "bigger" town and can get a pomegranate.

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    1. Thanks Tandy, never realized how easy it was to make your own.

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  17. I love pomegranite, Cheri and I also love sweet sauces with paired up with most proteins! I've been working really hard to lose a few pounds and it's great that these products help cut down on the sugar content in this recipe. Looks really delicious!

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