Chicken with Cranberries Recipe
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Chicken with Cranberries Recipe

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When cranberries are in season, I like to stock the freezer so I can serve this dish year-round. The sauce's tangy flavor complements the chicken very well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 222 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper; dredge the chicken. In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter until browned on both sides. Remove chicken and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the cranberries, water, brown sugar, vinegar and nutmeg; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Place chicken on top; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. To serve, spoon cranberry mixture over chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Chicken in Country Extra January 1997, p51

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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bygrace7 User ID: 6178302 252715
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"This is the only stove-top recipe I use for any chicken dish with cranberries! Serve over rice with a salad to make a quick complete meal. Delicious!"

SBH128 User ID: 6614014 42055
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"Absolutely fantastic......I didn't change a thing!!"

queenzookie User ID: 5427908 41573
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"I made this recipe as written, using fresh cranberries, and my husband and I enjoyed it. For my preferences, I might use slightly less flour, butter, and brown sugar next. But, all in all, a tasty meal - great for a family dinner or a casual meal with friends."

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