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 User ID: 705805 117000
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"Love this recipe!"

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 107924
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"This is one of my favorites!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 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 User ID: 1143528 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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