Red Themed Party!!

I honestly don’t now how I got inspired to make this version of chicken. I had been wanting to use pomegranate on chicken for some time. Once I got the two ingredients, I wanted the red hues of the pomegranate to shine. And I kept adding ingredients which are red in color – red wine and paprika. Bringing in a red themed party with some wine thrown in too. It’s a sweet spicy chicken with hints of cinnamon. Here’s a toast to the magic ingredient of pomegranate.

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Recipe of Pomegranate and red wine glazed chicken

Pomegranate and red wine glazed chicken

Course:  Main course
Cuisine: NA
Preparation Time: 20 min

Cooking Time:  25-30 min
Yield: serves 2
INGREDIENTS
Pomegranate 200
Chicken thighs 500 g
Red Wine 200 ml
Date Syrup 1 tbsp
Paprika 1 ½ tsp
Chilli 1 (chopped)
Salt and pepper
Garlic 4-5 cloves (minced)
Coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds to garnish
METHOD
  1. Marinate the chicken thighs (skin on) with 1tsp paprika, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a pan, add some olive oil and fry the thighs skin side down for a minute or so.
  3. Remove the chicken when they turn golden brown. To the same pan add the pomegranate seeds, cinnamon stick, rest of the paprika, chilli, salt and date syrup
  4. When this mixture comes to a boil, slowly add the red wine
  5. Let it reduce for a few minutes to get the desired consistency
  6. Sieve it through a mesh to get a smooth liquid
  7. Brush it over the thighs arranged over a baking tray.
  8. Bake the thighs for 25 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 180-degree celsius brushing them with the glaze half way through.
  9. Serve with plain rice and drizzle the leftover glaze.
  10. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and coriander

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