Thai Peanut Pomegranate Chicken is baked in a rich and delicious peanut pomegranate sauce flavored lightly with Thai spices. Serve the chicken with some coconut rice or low-carb cauliflower rice and spoon the creamy sauce over top. It's a healthy dinner recipe everyone will love!
Halfway through clean-eating January and I'm loving all the healthy recipes I get to share with you guys. Today, I've made us a nourishing, feel-good dinner featuring winter pomegranates, creamy peanut butter and coconut and juicy chicken thighs.
I'm a sucker for anything peanut butter (apparently I have the taste buds of a 5-year-old) and love how this chicken is coated in a creamy, peanut buttery sauce. The coconut milk and pomegranate tone things down a little so it tastes more grown up than a peanut butter sauce sounds.
I've also added a few Thai flavors to the mix, cause that's how I roll. I know you guys are down for trying new flavor combos, too. Please tell me you are! 😂
Peanut butter + pomegranate + coconut + Thai curry might sound a little strange, but it's totally delicious.
Is it just me or do these pictures have Christmas written all over them? I know we're all still recovering from the holidays, but it's all I can see with the red, white, and green going on here. I'm logging this away for next year when I need a meal that looks like Christmas on a plate.
Wait … please don't leave it until next year to make this peanut pomegranate chicken!
Here's how easy it is to get your peanut pomegranate chicken dinner on:
♡ Whisk together a quick peanut butter sauce and pour it over some chicken thighs.
♡ Bake the chicken in your oven.
♡ Pour some coconut milk and water over rice and simmer.
Did you see how ridiculously easy that was? Like, no excuses easy.
Enjoy your healthy January chicken dinner!
If you make this Thai Peanut Pomegranate Chicken make sure you snap a pic and tag #theendlessmeal on Instagram so I can like and comment on your photos. I love seeing TEM recipes you create!
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup pomegranate molasses (see notes)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free soy sauce, if needed)
- 1 tablespoon each: Thai red curry paste and honey
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 - 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ¾ cup water
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
- Optional toppings: pomegranate arils, shredded coconut, chopped peanuts, cilantro
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk the peanut butter, pomegranate molasses, soy sauce, Thai red curry paste, honey, ginger, and garlic with ¼ cup hot water. Set aside half of the sauce. Place the chicken and the other half of the sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag and squish it around a little so that all the chicken is coated in the marinade. Place the chicken in your fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Transfer the chicken and all the marinade to a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, spoon the reserved peanut sauce over the chicken and bake for 10 more minutes.
- While the chicken is baking, prepare the coconut rice. Place the jasmine rice, coconut milk, and water into a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, stir the rice to mix in the coconut then add the pomegranate arils and stir through.
- Serve the chicken with the coconut rice and any or all of the optional toppings.