Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce Recipe
Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce Recipe

Publisher Photo
Moist golden chicken breasts are dressed up for the holidays in this special dish from field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Perched on a bed of sauteed spinach, the chicken is topped with a tangy cranberry, orange and pecan sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • CRANBERRY ORANGE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 489 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 438 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Flatten chicken to 3/8-in. thickness; place in the bag and shake to coat. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil for 3 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add cranberries and orange juice to the skillet. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the berries begin to pop. Add brown sugar and orange peel; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in pecans; remove from the heat.
  3. In another skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the spinach; saute for 1 minute or until spinach begins to wilt. Place spinach on serving plates; top with the chicken and cranberry sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Festive Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 489 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 438 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a full-bodied white wine.

Taste of Home Special Offer: Enjoy this recipe with Rutherford Hill Chardonnay 2012 Napa Valley, a full-bodied classic California Chardonnay with the perfect touch of oak. Buy now and get 6 bottles for $99.99. Order Now

Reviews for Chicken with Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce

AVERAGE RATING
   (2)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (1)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (1)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

The chicken and spinach were both good but the sauce was awful. I'm not new to cooking and thought this would be a good recipe. It was a total waste of time and ingredients. Luckily I tasted it before I served it to my family and I made a quick raspberry sauce to go with the chicken. The flavors did not meld at all and the pecans were completely overpowered by the cranberries. They are too expensive to waste. I will never make another recipe that wasn't reviewed.

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT