Pomegranate and Pistachio Chicken

By February 24, 2023February 25th, 2023Chicken, Mains
chicken with pomegranate and pistachio nuts

What a delightfully, delicious, crispy crunchy, tangy, topping on juicy chicken pieces.

I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Enjoy!



Prep time

5 Minutes

Cooking time

15-20 Minutes


  • 1 chicken maryland or 2-3 thighs
  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil + 1 tablespoon extra
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 80g pistachio nuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 small handful of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 small handful of mint leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoons of pomegranate arils (seeds)


    • Dry fry the pistachio nuts in a small frying pan, over medium-high heat, keep moving to prevent burning and remove them when they become aromatic and start to smoke
    • Rub the chicken with the extra oil and season with salt and pepper
    • Pan fry the chicken pieces (for 5-6 minutes on each side) in the same pan as above, over medium-high heat, until the chicken starts to turn golden, then place in preheated air fryer or oven until chicken is cooked through (approx. 5-10 minutes) depending on the size of you chicken


    • Make the dressing by mixing together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and pomegranate molasses
    • In a small bowl, add pistachio nuts, parsley, mint leaves and the above dressing. Toss to combine
    • Place the cooked chicken onto a serving plate, place the nut mixture on top and scatter the pomegranate arils over it all
    • Serve and Enjoy! 
    • Note:  You can purchase pomegranate arils in the frozen section of some supermarkets
    • You can substitute pomegranate molasses with either honey or normal molasses with a dash of lemon juice/ zest

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