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Maple Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Maple Cranberry Chicken Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Maple Cranberry Chicken

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 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 User ID: 1795891 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 User ID: 1096604 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 User ID: 3876869 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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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