Baked Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

Baked Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

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Recipe Rating: 3.59225
Serves 4-6
This chicken is equally delicious served as leftovers. Shred the meat, arrange it between slices of sourdough bread and drizzle with the warm pomegranate pan juices for a savory sandwich.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 large lemon
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 (5-pound) whole chicken
  • 2 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
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Method: 
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Pierce lemon in several places with a fork and place whole, along with rosemary, inside chicken cavity. Tie chicken legs together and place in a roasting pan. Whisk together juice, mustard, garlic and arrowroot for basting. Pour mixture over chicken, and sprinkle with black pepper. Bake 20 minutes and baste with drippings. Bake another 20 minutes, and baste again. Add pomegranate seeds. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake another hour, basting every 20 minutes. Pour off liquid and reserve. Let chicken rest 15 minutes under a foil tent. Skim fat off reserved liquid. Carve chicken and serve with reserved glaze.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 500 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 245mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 20g carbohydrates, 77g protein.
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