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Grilled chicken with cucumber and herb salad

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
15 min
25 min
A tangy marinade of lemon, pomegranate molasses, sumac and thyme adds an unforgettable flavour to grilled chicken. The pomegranate molasses, often used in Middle Eastern cooking, is the syrup of pomegranate juice and it adds a sweet and sour flavour to the marinade. Sumac is also used in Middle Eastern cooking and has a tangy flavour. The seasoned chicken makes a nice flavour combination with the cucumber, tomato and onion salad.



1 medium, grated zest and juice

Pomegranate molasses

3 tsp(s)

Ground sumac

2 tsp(s)

Fresh thyme

1 tsp(s), chopped

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh

20 oz, 4 (5-ounce thighs)

Olive oil

4 tsp(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Persian (mini) cucumber

4 item(s), sliced 1/2-inch-thick

Fresh parsley

1½ cup(s), flat-leaf leaves

Fresh mint leaves

1 cup(s)

Cherry tomatoes

1 cup(s), small, halved

Red onion

½ small, thinly sliced


  1. Set aside 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Combine lemon zest, remaining lemon juice, 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses, the sumac, and thyme in large zip-close plastic bag; add chicken. Squeeze out air and seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together oil, reserved 1 tablespoon lemon juice, remaining 1 teaspoon molasses, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Spray grill rack with nonstick spray. Preheat grill to medium or prepare medium fire.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place chicken on grill rack and grill, turning once, until chicken is cooked through, 20–25 minutes. Cut chicken into thin slices.
  5. Add cucumbers, parsley, mint, tomatoes, and onion to dressing; toss to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top evenly with chicken.
  6. Serving size: 1 chicken thigh and about 1 1/4 cups salad