Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

5 from 2 votes

There are a number of delicious ways to enjoy this chicken!

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breast Dinner

Looking for a delectable, versatile chicken recipe to keep in your back pocket? This Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts recipe yields tender, pull-apart chicken perfect for sandwiches, or served as a main course! This recipe incorporates a bunch of tasty spices like oregano, Dijon mustard, chili powder, and cayenne pepper that lend some powerful deliciousness. Meanwhile, unique ingredients like fresh pomegranate juice and balsamic vinegar add incredible depth of sweetness and tanginess to the chicken.

An Impressive Chicken Recipe with a Touch of Sweetness!

This flavorful recipe places a tasty new spin on chicken!

Aromatics like garlic, chili powder, cayenne and oregano not only deliver strong, bold notes to this pull-apart chicken, but they also offer incredible health benefits. These spices have so much to bring to the table. First, they lend impressive healing benefits with their cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties. Meanwhile, these savory spices can help lower high blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol. Wow!

How to Make Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken

This ridiculously easy chicken dinner is one the whole family will love.

The secret to locking in moisture lies in the slow cooker. By following the Set ‘n Forget option with a meat thermometer, program the temperature to 165 degrees. It will automatically switch to warm when the desired internal temperature is reached.

Despite its impressive taste, this chicken recipe is a breeze to throw together. In fact, your slow cooker takes care of most of the work. First, combine all your herbs and spices in a mixing bowl, and whisk in the extra virgin olive oil. Coat your chicken with the delectable herb mixture, and place it in the slow cooker.

Next, whisk Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, pomegranate juice, and balsamic vinegar and pour the pungent mixture over chicken. Cook for 4-6 hours on low, and voila! You have yourself luscious, melt-in-your-mouth chicken and several days worth of flavorful meal options!

Delicious and Scale-Friendly

It's hard to believe that a meal that tastes this good is healthy, but it is!

This drool-worthy chicken dish packs a protein punch at 26 grams per serving, without weighing you down with calories. Clocking in at fewer than 300 calories, this mouthwatering meal definitely boasts an impressive nutritional profile. It serves as the perfect dish to keep you full and curb your appetite for hours, without feeling too heavy!

How to Serve Pomegranate Chicken

There are a number of different ways to serve this tasty chicken, but it's esepcially good over pasta!

This scrumptious, protein-packed recipe tastes great by itself, or enjoyed in other clean-eating recipes! Here are some ideas:

  • Celebrate Italian night! Shred your chicken and toss with Basil Pesto and pasta for a quick and easy dinner
  • Make chicken tacos and top with salsa, guacamole, cilantro, chopped onion, and pico de gallo. Yum!
  • Serve with roasted vegetables and a healthy grain like quinoa or brown rice!
  • Shred chicken and serve in a yummy sandwich with clean-eating mayonnaise, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese!
5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

This moist and appetizing chicken is low in carbs, gluten-free, and exceptionally tasty.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 breast
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breasts about 4 (6 to 8 ounce) breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons 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

Instructions

  • 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 the manufacturer's instructions.

Notes

Slow Cooker size 5-7 quarts.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1breast | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on September 5, 2012.

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48 Comments

  1. 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!!!

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

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

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

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

  6. 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.

    1. 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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