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Cranberry Maple Chicken Recipe

Cranberry Maple Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 236 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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