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Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Toasted Pecans Recipe

Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Toasted Pecans Recipe

What started out as a way to use up some leftover preserves and cheese turned out to be a family winner dinner that I now make time and again. —Keri Cotton, Lakeville, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 ounces fontina cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place chicken in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with preserves; sprinkle with onion powder. Bake, uncovered, 18-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  • 2. Top with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 354 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.