Cherry-Topped Chicken Recipe
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Cherry-Topped Chicken Recipe

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Looking for an entree that’s simple enough to fix on busy weeknights, but special enough to serve company? This scrumptious recipe from Tabetha Moore of New Braunfels, Texas fits the bill. "It goes together in just minutes and uses only four ingredients. We enjoy it at least once every week," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons preserves equals 252 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine preserves and allspice. Heat in the microwave until warmed. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cherry-Topped Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p35

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"Excellent, simple entree for a weeknight. I served this with green beans and au gratin potatoes."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"I made this a while ago and my family loved it. My husband will request it from time to time. Sometimes it's hard to find cherry preserves. Very quick, easy and tasty."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"Sooooo easy and quick! This busy momma will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"The flavors are amazing. I even make it for company. It looks pretty and is so tasty! I will dredge the chicken in flour, salt, and pepper before I cook it. It adds a bit more to it."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"This was AWESOME!!! The only thing I did different from the recipe was mix the cherry preserves and allspice together a couple hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend together. This is my new favorite recipe! I can't wait to try the topping on pork tenderloin or pork chops!"

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