Lime Pomegranate Chicken Breasts with Herbed Farro

This herbed farro is reminiscent of Middle Eastern tabbouleh – try stirring in some diced tomato and cucumber if you have them on hand.
Lime Pomegranate Chicken Breasts with Herbed Farro Recipe

No pomegranate molasses on hand? Making your own is surprisingly easy. Get our recipe here.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice plus 1 tbsp zest, divided
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (20 oz total)
  • 3⁄4 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1⁄4 tsp fresh ground black pepper, divided
  • 1⁄4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 tsp ground coriander
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds, optional


  1. In a medium baking dish, whisk together lime juice and molasses. Add chicken and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes, turning over halfway. Shake off and discard marinade. Season chicken with 1⁄4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, cumin and coriander. Position oven rack about 6 inches below heating element and preheat broiler to high. Mist a grated broiler pan with cooking spray and place over a large foil-lined baking sheet. Arrange chicken on broiler pan and broil until no longer pink in thickest part and juices run clear, turning over halfway, about 12 to 14 minutes. (NOTE: Watch carefully to prevent burning; switch to baking in a 350°F to 400°F oven if molasses appears to be burning.)
  2. Meanwhile, to a medium saucepot, add farro, 1⁄4 tsp salt and 2 cups water; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until farro is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Drain in a colander and transfer farro to a large bowl. Stir in lime zest, remaining 1⁄4 tsp salt, remaining 1/8 tsp pepper, cilantro, mint and pomegranate seeds (if using). Serve chicken with farro.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast and 1/4 of farro
  • Calories: 334
  • Carbohydrate Content: 36 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 78 mg
  • Fat Content: 4.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 35 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 432 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g