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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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: 411 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 154mg Sodium: 272mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 46g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.