Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

This extra-moist chicken is perfect for sandwiches or as the main course. The secret to sealing in moisture of chicken before slow-cooking, is revealed in this recipe. The slow cooker used for this recipe was the Set ‘n Forget with a meat thermometer that automatically switches to warm when the desired internal temperature is reached.  So there is no more over or under cooking meats with the Set ‘n Forget slow cooker…my new best friend!

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Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

Yields: 4 | Serving size: 1 breasts | Calories: 279 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 73 mg | Sodium: 225 mg | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Dietary fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 17 g | Protein: 26 g | SmartPoints: 9 |

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (1.5 – 2 lbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice, (no sugar added)
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

Directions

In a small mixing bowl combine all the herbs and spices.

Whisk together in a large mixing bowl the herbs, spices and the extra virgin olive oil. Rinse chicken, pat dry with a paper towel. Coat chicken with the herb and oil mixture, place in the slow-cooker. Note: this method of rubbing olive oil on the chicken before adding to the slow-cooker helps to seal in the moisture.

Whisk together in a medium mixing bowl Dijon mustard, honey, minced garlic, pomegranate juice and balsamic vinegar...pour over chicken.

Turn slow cooker to low and cook 4 - 6 hours on low. After chicken is done remove from the slow cooker, place on a serving platter and drizzle with liquid. This extra moist chicken pairs nicely with a small side of pasta. If using the Set 'n Forget Slow Cooker, program the temperature to 165 degrees or follow manufacturer's instructions.

Slow Cooker size 5-7 quarts.

http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooke-pomegranate-chicken-breasts/

46 Comments on "Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts"

  1. Kjn622  July 26, 2012

    This looks so good, I can't wait to try it.  I had a recipe close to it, but I lost it, so I am excited to try this one!!!

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  2. Shannon Reed Ray  July 26, 2012

    Ready to try this.  Looks wonderful 🙂

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  3. Planeboy17  July 26, 2012

    Love this- it was sooo yummy!  🙂

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  4. Wilkinsonfamily5  July 26, 2012

    Can't wait to try this

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  5. Amanda Mahoney  July 26, 2012

    This sounds amazing!

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  6. Planeboy17  July 26, 2012

    Meant.. looks so yummy LOL

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  7. Planeboy17  July 26, 2012

    Meant.. looks so yummy LOL

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  8. Hmtwn_grl  July 26, 2012

    this is one of my absolute favorites

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  9. Steph  July 26, 2012

    YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I hope I win!!! 

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  10. Christy  July 26, 2012

    Delish!!!!!!

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  11. Vicki_Mc  July 26, 2012

    Looks YUMMY!!!

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  12. Melissadouglas26  July 26, 2012

    Looking forward to trying this one. I braised a brisket with pomegranate juice with great results. 🙂

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  13. Twinzmommy  July 26, 2012

    sounds yummy!

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  14. Tracy  July 26, 2012

    Sounds really good and really healthy!!!

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  15. Virginia  July 26, 2012

    This is one of my favorite recipes!!!! It's especially good on a bed of rice pilaf!

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  16. Jessica Czapla  July 26, 2012

    Sounds good!  

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  17. Liesl Amoruso  July 26, 2012

    this sounds great!

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  18. S_shadwell  July 26, 2012

    Definitely trying this one! Pomegranate = super delish!

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  19. Debbie Hailey  July 26, 2012

    Never thought about pomegranate w/chicken. Sounds too good!  I have to try this.

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  20. Angela Hughes Smith  July 26, 2012

    Tried this yesterday and it is wonderful!! 

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  21. Amanda Mahoney  July 26, 2012

    This sounds amazing!

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  22. Hmtwn_grl  July 26, 2012

    this is one of my absolute favorites

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  23. Nina  July 26, 2012

    Mmm, love the addition of pomegranate!

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  24. Steph  July 26, 2012

    YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I hope I win!!! 

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  25. Christy  July 26, 2012

    Delish!!!!!!

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  26. Vicki_Mc  July 26, 2012

    Looks YUMMY!!!

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  27. Melissadouglas26  July 26, 2012

    Looking forward to trying this one. I braised a brisket with pomegranate juice with great results. 🙂

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  28. Twinzmommy  July 26, 2012

    sounds yummy!

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  29. Debbie Starr Branfie  July 26, 2012

    Look forward to trying this soon!

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  30. Sheri Hobbs  August 12, 2012

    This looks really good!  I'll have to give it a try!

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  31. Rachel  October 10, 2012

    This was so good! I was shocked by how tasty it was…definitely will be making this often. And it's so easy and uses minimal ingredients which is great on the budget. Thanks for sharing this!

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  32. Drazen Vanessa Bratic  February 7, 2013

    don’t bother – what a waste of pom juice. insipid chicken…took less than 3 hrs on low.

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  33. Ashley  April 22, 2013

    This is so yummy! I put it over egg noodles and call it a day. Highly recommend it!

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  34. Jeanean  May 20, 2013

    Do you use ground coriander or coriander seeds? I've seen both in the spice section.

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  35. Joanne  April 23, 2014

    Hi do I have to use white balsamic? is it just because it changes the color of the chicken

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    • SkinnyMs  April 23, 2014

      Hi Joanne, White balsamic is also milder than balsamic so if you do use regular, use about half the amount. Yes, it might change the color slightly but it will be fine.

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  36. LincolnLounger  April 15, 2015

    Is there a big difference between white balsamic and regular balsamic? I hate to buy it for one recipe. Looking forward to trying, thanks.

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    • SkinnyMs  April 16, 2015

      LincolnLounger, White Balsamic is milder. You can use regular balsamic, just use a bit less.

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  37. Judy Rowe Britt  October 23, 2015

    it was very good. There was a fair amount of liquid so I decided to add rice. I probably wouldn't next time, but the rice was good.

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    • SkinnyMs  October 24, 2015

      Thanks so much for the feedback!

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  38. kel  November 2, 2015

    is it sweet?

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    • SkinnyMs  November 4, 2015

      No, it isn't sweet. The taste is really good and is super tender and not dry at all. Keep us posted if you decide to make! 🙂 Also, great for sandwiches.

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  39. Carol  April 3, 2016

    I have the pomegranate molasses can I use this in place of the juice.

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    • Gale Compton  April 4, 2016

      Carol, Yes, just make sure there is enough liquid covering the chicken. 🙂

      Reply

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