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Chicken with Cherry Sauce

 Chicken with Cherry Sauce
This tender moist chicken bakes in a savory sauce that combines cherries with soy sauce, orange juice and ginger. It's sure to be a big hit at your house like it is at mine. -Linda Grubb, Poland, Indiana
4-6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • Set aside 3/4 cup cherries. In a blender, combine orange juice and
  • remaining cherries; cover and process until smooth. Add the soy
  • sauce, brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, garlic and ginger; set
  • aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken on all sides in
  • butter. Place chicken skin side down in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish. Top with cherry sauce.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes; turn chicken. Top with
  • reserved cherries. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes longer or until
  • chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 453 calories,

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Chicken with Cherry Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 1,364 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.