Sweet & Sour Chicken with Grilled Fruits & Herbed Bulgur

This dish gets its amazing flavor from pomegranate molasses, an intensely sweet and sour syrup typically found at Middle Eastern markets, specialty food stores and natural foods supermarkets.
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Grilled Fruits & Herbed Bulgur

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Grilled Fruits & Herbed Bulgur

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  • 4Servings


  • 3/4 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses, divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 16 seedless green or red grapes 
or a combination
  • 6 fresh figs, halved
  • 4 6-oz boneless, skinless 
chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper, plus additional, to taste
  • 2 tbsp each coarsely chopped fresh basil and fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate arils
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar


  • 4 10- to 12-inch skewers, soaked in water if wood or bamboo


  1. To a medium heat-proof bowl, add bulgur and 1 cup boiling water. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp molasses and 1 tbsp oil. Thread grapes and figs onto skewers. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly oil the grate of a grill and heat on medium-high. Add chicken and grill for 2 minutes per side. Lightly brush both sides with some of molasses-oil mixture and continue to grill until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more per side. Lightly brush both sides of skewers with remaining molasses-oil mixture and grill until fruit is lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side. Set chicken and skewers aside to rest, loosely covered, for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir basil, mint, pomegranate arils, vinegar and remaining 1 tbsp oil into bulgur. Season with additional salt and pepper. Arrange bulgur on plates or a platter and top with chicken and fruit. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast, 1/2 cup bulgur mixture, 1/4 of fruit
  • Calories: 448
  • Carbohydrate Content: 48 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 94 mg
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 38 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 329 mg
  • Sugar Content: 23 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 2 g