Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts

By Danielle Dolin

by Danielle Dolin

As the season of joy and celebration approaches, treat your loved ones to a Christmas feast that is not only delicious but also mindful of your well-being. Our Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts is a festive and healthy choice that brings together the flavors of the season in a dish that’s both nourishing and delightful. Embrace the spirit of Christmas with this nutrient-rich recipe that will add a vibrant touch to your holiday table.

Ingredients:

For the Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh pomegranate arils for garnish (optional)

For the Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts:

  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Simmer over medium heat until the mixture has reduced by half, creating a thick glaze.
  3. Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the chicken with the pomegranate glaze, reserving some for later.
  4. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  5. While the chicken is baking, prepare the Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts. In a bowl, toss Brussels sprouts and walnuts with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Spread the Brussels sprouts and walnuts on a separate baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once the chicken and Brussels sprouts are done, arrange them on a serving platter. Drizzle the remaining pomegranate glaze over the chicken and garnish with fresh pomegranate arils, if desired.
  8. Serve this Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts as a festive and health-conscious centerpiece for your Christmas celebration.

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a feast that not only delights your taste buds but also nourishes your body. Our Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts is a festive and healthy addition to your holiday table, bringing together the vibrant flavors of the season. This Christmas, savor the joy of a nutritious and delicious meal that truly captures the spirit of the holidays.

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