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: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 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 User ID: 6178619 139748
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

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

shelly202 User ID: 2948410 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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