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Ruby Chicken Recipe

Ruby Chicken Recipe

Treat a loved one to this tender chicken topped with plump cranberries and simmered in a spicy orange sauce. I got the recipe at a cranberry festival in Wisconsin. Even those who don't care for cranberries like this flavorful main dish. —Kathy Mead, Gwinn, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and salt; add the chicken. Seal bag and toss to coat. In a nonstick skillet, brown chicken in butter.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over chicken. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 517 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 448mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 41g protein .

Reviews for Ruby Chicken

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NikNwo11 224760
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"This is one of my automatic go-to recipes for impressing house guests - because it tastes SO WONDERFUL and is SO EASY to make! Try it, you won't be disappointed. I make a veggie for a side - like orange almond green beans, or oven-roasted asparagus."

grama8 148445
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"This was so tasty and easy to make! Both my hubby and I loved it."

mayge 63085
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"I love this recipe. It is so tasty and so easy to make. Just right for an autumn evening."

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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.