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Chicken Pomegranate Tagine

This beautiful and fragrant tagine has a deep flavor tinged with a tartness from the pomegranate juice. As the dish simmers, the dark chicken and dried fruit absorb the crimson of the pomegranate juice and cook into a luscious caramel brown stew. The fresh pomegranate arils and cilantro leaves add a final bright counterpoint.

Servings 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh pearl onions or 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 5 to 8 (20 ounces) Just Bare Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 cup pitted dried plums (prunes)
  • 3/4 cup whole dried apricots
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup torn fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (arils)

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g 20%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 29g
Calcium 8%Iron 16%
Vitamin C 11%Vitamin A 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. If using fresh onions, cook in boiling water for 1 minute. Cool under running water; peel. Heat oil in Dutch oven (or tagine casserole) over medium-high heat. Add ginger, pepper, and salt; cook for 1 minute.

  2. Add chicken, onions, and garlic to pan. Sauté 5 minutes; stir in pomegranate juice, dried plums, and apricots. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and cook about 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Cook to internal temp of 165°F.

  3. Stir cornstarch mixture into stew; simmer until thickened. Stir in cilantro. Serve stew garnished with pomegranate seeds.


Just BARE® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts may be substituted for Just BARE® Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking.