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RecipeSavants.com Looking for a creative and simple chicken recipe? Why not try this Asian-style dish that features succulent chicken and tender acorn squash, baked in a sweet & spicy pomegranate sauce! It cooks in one pan and makes a beautiful presentation. Smart Recipes, Asian Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Pomegranate Chicken & Acorn Squash Recipes Chicken Asian Baked Chicken With Acorn Squash And Pomegranate Seeds PT45M Serves 4 Ingredients: 0.5 Cup Sambal Olek 0.25 Cup Pomegranate Juice 0.25 Cup Soy Sauce 2 Teaspoons Fresh Ginger 3 Large Garlic Cloves 2.5 Pounds Chicken Legs Or Thighs 1 Medium Acorn Squash 3 Medium Onions 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Honey 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper 1 Cup Pomegranate Seeds Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine sambal sauce, pomegranate juice, soy sauce, ginger and the minced garlic. In another large bowl, combine chicken, squash and onions and toss the with prepared sauce. Stir until just combined and set aside. On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, arrange chicken mixture in a single layer. Drizzle olive oil, honey, salt & pepper over the chicken & squash. Bake until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the squash is fork-tender, about 35 minutes. Allow the chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, and garnish with the pomegranate seeds.
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Notes from my kitchen
I have made this recipe several times, sometimes I leave out the pomegranate seeds and sometimes I include them. It is really up to you, but the touch of pomegrante juice in the sauce does add a nice tart taste.
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