Cranberry Maple Chicken Recipe
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Cranberry Maple Chicken Recipe

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Cranberries and a hint of maple syrup make a sweet sauce for these easy chicken breast halves. They’re a quick but lovely main course for weeknights and other occasions. –Kim Pettipas of Oromocto, New Brunswick
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 236 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 0 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, water and sugar. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Stir syrup into cranberry mixture; serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Cranberry Sauce in Light & Tasty October/November 2006, p15

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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fritz80 139748
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Perfect quick and easy meal for fall. Would be great with turkey cutlets too."

shelly202 207991
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2008

"This recipe turned out great! I added some Mrs. Dash to the chicken as well as freshly groud pepper and it was delicious! The cranberry sauce had too much of a maple syrup flavor to it I thought. Other than that it was great."

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