Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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This tender dish pairs a crisp coating of herbs and breadcrumbs with sweet-tart cranberries, creating a lean and satisfying entree. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 268 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein .


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, wheat germ, garlic and seasonings. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, turning once.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring cranberry sauce to a boil. Remove from the heat; whisk in the lime juice, vinegar and mustard. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p59

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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RaOwBe 117000
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"Love this recipe!"

RaOwBe 107924
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"This is one of my favorites!"

tkarinas 92998
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"Oven fried chicken with cranberry sauce is a staple in our home. My family absolutely loves this recipe and it's one we'll be making many more times. It's so simple, and so easy to make, it's a keeper for sure."

wiscook 103362
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"wow, wasn't too sure when making the sauce, but it's very tasty. I served with quinoa and broccoli for healthy sides."

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