Many people spend January focused on resetting. That might mean their diet, exercise, or focusing on some other goals. No matter the time of year or your dietary preferences, I think we can all agree that good flavor is important. POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice is only one ingredient and it provides both sweet and tart flavors, a perfect compliment to so many recipes. It’s healthy and delicious enough to meet all of our goals for the new year.

Far out Overhead pomegranate slow-cooker chicken tacos with avocado and pomegranate arilsI received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

When POM Wonderful and the folks at The Recipe Redux challenged me to come up with a #Crazyhealthy recipe showcasing the whole-pressed, antioxidant rich juice I knew I wanted to create something savory. While I love the juice in a smoothie, or mixed into oatmeal for a sweeter take, I find recipe contests to be a really fun time to challenge myself to step outside the box. And what a better time to do it, than at the start of the new year???

Close up of pomegranate slow-cooker chicken taco with POM Wonderful pomegranate juice

It only takes about 5 minutes to get this pomegranate chipotle chicken in the slow-cooker and on it’s way to a healthy and delicious meal. The sweet, tart juice is complemented by smoky chipotle peppers, chili powder, and warming cumin. After a few hours in the slow-cooker you have melt-in-your-mouth pomegranate chipotle chicken that needs just a quick shred with the fork before it’s ready for your taco. I loaded my tacos up with with chipotle pomegranate mayo, mixed greens, avocado, and a sprinkle of pomegranate arils.

Pomegranate slow-cooker chicken tacos with toppings

 

POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate juice is a surprisingly good source of potassium (as much as a banana! Who knew?!) and some research has shown that daily pomegranate juice can benefit your microbiome, which is incredibly important for your overall health. This meal checks all the boxes: quick and easy, healthy, and absolutely delicious. While I’m sharing the pomegranate chipotle chicken loaded into tacos, it’s also delicious atop salad. I have been loving leftovers in the salads I pack for lunch most days.

Bowl of slow-cooker pomegranate chipotle chicken with tacos, avocado, pomegranate arils

Wonderful Pomegranate Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos
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Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6
 
Slow-cooker shredded chicken gets taken up a notch with POM wonderful pomegranate juice and smoky chipotle peppers, to make for juicy and delicious tacos or salads.
Ingredients
Slow-Cooker Chicken
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, organic if possible
  • 16 oz. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 chipotle pepper, minced + 2 T adobo sauce (from the can)
  • 1 t cumin
  • 2 t chili powder
  • 1 t salt
Chipotle pomegranate mayo
  • ¼ c avocado oil mayo (or sub Greek yogurt)
  • 1 1 chipotle pepper, minced + 2 T adobo sauce (from the can)
  • 1 t POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
  • Pinch of salt to taste
To serve
  • Tortillas of choice, avocado, mixed greens, pomegranate arils
Instructions
  1. Add all of the slow-cooker chicken ingredients to a large slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours or on high for 3, until the chicken is cooked through and tender, and much of the liquid has absorbed.
  2. Remove the cooked chicken carefully (it should be falling apart) and place in a large bowl to shred. Pour about ¼ - ⅓ c of the remaining cooking juices in the slow cooker to the shredded chicken, and mix well. This will help to keep the chicken moist and flavorful.
  3. Serve immediately to make tacos or salads, or store for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
Notes
The cooked chicken will stay well in the fridge for about 5 days.

 

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