Chicken With Pomegranate-Ginger Cream Sauce

Dress up chicken tenderloins with the flavors of pomegranate and ginger for a quick and easy dish that really looks impressive. The velvety sauce lends richness and the sweet-tart flavor of pomegranate and light spice of fresh ginger are a perfect complement to the tender chicken. The beautiful ruby red pomegranate arils add both color and texture, making this dish a nice one for company, despite how easy it is to prepare.

Chicken With Pomegranate-Ginger Cream Sauce

Chicken With Pomegranate-Ginger Cream Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ordinary chicken tenderloins turn into an elegant dish when sauced with a blend of pomegranate, fresh ginger, and cream.


  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lbs chicken tenderloins (12 pieces)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, very finely chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, very finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate arils


  1. Trim the small white tendons from the ends of the tenderloins as needed and discard.
  2. Combine the flour, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a shallow dish (a pie plate works well for this). Dredge the tenderloins, shake off the excess flour and set aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and shallot and sauté until the ginger is fragrant and the shallots softened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tenderloins and cook, turning several times, until barely golden, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side.
  5. Add the pomegranate juice and continue cooking, turning the tenderloins several times, until the liquid thickens slightly and the chicken is cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes additional. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter.
  6. Whisk the half-and-half into the pomegranate sauce and cook until the mixture is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the pomegranate arils, then spoon the sauce over the chicken.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 46g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.