Maple Cranberry Chicken Recipe
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Maple Cranberry Chicken Recipe

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“With just four ingredients, these moist and flavorful chicken breasts are a cinch to prepare,” says Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California. “The tart cranberry sauce contrasts nicely with the sweet maple syrup.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 198 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine syrup and 3/4 cup cranberry sauce; set aside. Sprinkle chicken with salt.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°, basting frequently with syrup mixture.
  3. Warm the remaining cranberry sauce; serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Maple Cranberry Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p13

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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katlaydee3 213853
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Delicious and super easy. I am one of those people who grill outside year-round and this was great. I served the chicken with au gratin potatoes and green beans."

Hannah0418 152965
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"Simple & delicious. I poured the glaze on top of the chicken & baked them in the oven, covered at 375."

3samoyed 128722
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"This is excellent and easy! I agree that you have to watch for burning under the broiler, so the second time I made it I decreased the time under the broiler and finished it in the oven. Beautiful presentation for my dinner party along with other TOH recipes."

smith4037 128721
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"Really yummy and fruity with the cranberry sauce! Even my 1 & 2-year-olds ate the chicken with cranberry sauce! What a hit! Just have to watch the runoff marinade under the broiler for burning/smoking! oops! I served it with some pasta and green beans, which was quite tasty!"

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