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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


  • 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


  • 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, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 354 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

Reviews for Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Toasted Pecans

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Kucharczyk User ID: 4521343 219958
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"This recipe is a keeper. Made some changes of my own that I believe were a real improvement. I dipped chicken pieces in milk then bread crumbs with the onion powder added, then browned in oil in a fry pan before putting in my baking dish. At this point I followed the recipe. And, I used more fontina cheese since my chicken breasts were larger than 4 ounces each and I did not think 2 ounces for enough for cheese lovers."

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Full-Bodied White Wine

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