Monday, July 27, 2009

Pomegranate Chicken & Roasted Green Beans

Dinner tonight was absolutely fantastic ~ we both gave it 5 stars all around and I will definitely be making this again!  I’ve been wanting to use the POM Wonderful Juice that I received in a recipe and tonight was the night.

Can you guess the star of the show?



½ cup chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 ½ lb chicken breast tenderloin
1 Large Vidalia Onion, halved and sliced
2 cups 100% pomegranate juice
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
1 green onion, sliced, optional

1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the walnuts and toss until browned, then place on a plate to cool.
2. Add oil to pan, then add tenderloins. Brown on both sides and remove, setting aside.
3. Add onions to skillet, moving them around so they pick up all the chicken drippings. When onions have softened and browned, add pomegranate juice, lemon juice and rosemary. Add sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Allow to remain at a vigorous simmer, for about 10 minutes, then add chicken back to pan. Simmer vigorously until sauce has reduced, about another 10 minutes. Serve with walnuts and green onion sprinkled on top.

Makes 6 servings, 5 Weight Watcher Points Each

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Our veggies tonight involved roasting the Purple Green Beans we got at the market last week.


Roasted Green Beans with Walnuts

1 lb green beans, stems and ends snapped off
1 small sweet onion, halved and sliced into thick slices
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
2 Tbsp roasted, chopped walnuts


1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Line a large cookie sheet with foil.  Add green beans and onions.  Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt & pepper. Mix with hands and roast for 10 minutes.

2.  Combine balsamic, honey and rosemary.  Drizzle over green beans and roast for an additional 10 minutes.  Serve topped with walnuts.

Makes 4 servings, 1 Weight Watcher Point each

I had one serving of beans ~ I LOVE roasted veggies and the balsamic/honey adds a fantastic sweetness along with the roasted nuttiness of the walnuts.


Plus a 1/2 c Trader Joe’s Organic Frozen Brown Rice.  I have The Husband hooked on this rice – he actually request it now instead of white – yeah!  


And the star of the show, 1 serving Pomegranate Chicken!!!  I LOVED the chicken and it honestly reminded me a bit of Thanksgiving.  I know wrong fruit, but, I think it was just the combination of the herbs and the fruit juice that made it feel like a total healthy comfort meal.


All together with a POM spritzer ~ it was the perfect meal and it was totally worth heating up the kitchen to cook it!  The Husband ate it all, but, I did manage to save one small serving for lunch tomorrow – yeah!


Dessert tonight was another Trader Joe’s Raspberry Vanilla Cream Bar – YUM!

I am off to finish watching the Bachlorette Finale and make the last minute changes to switch to the new site ~ Yeah!

Nite all!


  1. wow, pomegranate chicken! i haven't heard that combination before. i bet it tastes fantastic! nicely done, danica!

  2. Hi Danica

    I've never tried POM Wonderful but that pomegranate chicken looks good. You have a nice blog.

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