Pomegranate Marinated Char-Grilled Chicken Legs

By January 20, 2021Chicken, Mains
Pomegranate Marinated Char Grilled Chicken Legs

Dare to be different? The combinations of these unusual  Middle Eastern flavours give a succulent burst of sweetness, that pops in your mouth



Prep time

5 Minutes +

Marinating 2 hours

Cooking time

20-25 Minutes


  • 3 chicken legs

Pomegranate Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Cointreau or ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 lemon, zest, and juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • pinch onion salt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Blend all the marinade ingredients together
  • Cut slits in the chicken legs crossways, to allow the marinade to absorb
  • Place the legs into a ziplock bag or a bowl
  • Pour the marinade over the legs and massage in, refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Preheat the barbecue or grill
  • Remove the chicken and reserve the marinade
  • Place half the remaining marinade in a small saucepan and use the remainder to baste the chicken while cooking
  • Place the chicken legs onto the hot grill for 20-25 minutes or until cooked. Turn and baste with marinade regularly to caramelise 
  • Meanwhile, heat the reserved marinade over medium heat until it thickens slightly, then pour over the cooked chicken legs
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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