Chicken with Pomegranate-Sake Poached Raisins

Chicken with Pomegranate-Sake Poached Raisins Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Most of the sake's alcohol content will evaporate during cooking, but stirring an extra tablespoon of sake into the finished sauce enhances the dish without overpowering it.

Prep: 4 minutes; Cook: 17 minutes


4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons raisin sauce)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 4 Minutes
Cook: 17 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 280
Caloriesfromfat 7 %
Fat 2 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 39.9 g
Carbohydrate 19.2 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 265 mg
Calcium 28 mg


4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
Cooking spray
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sake (rice wine), divided
1/2 cup pomegranate-cherry juice
1/2 cup raisins or dried sweet cherries


1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and red pepper, rubbing to evenly distribute spices. Coat chicken with cooking spray.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray; add chicken. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned; add 1/2 cup sake, juice, and raisins. Cover and cook 6 minutes or until chicken is done. Uncover and transfer chicken to individual plates. Cook raisin mixture, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.

3. Remove pan from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon sake. Spoon raisin sauce evenly over chicken.

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Oxmoor House

April 2009
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