The Test Kitchen adds seasonal flair to everyday chicken with this flavorful sauce that showcases fresh cranberries. It's a snap to prepare on the stovetop. TIP: Round out the meal deliciously with side dishes of steamed broccoli and buttered couscous.
Almond Cranberry Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup butter
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and cayenne; add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in butter over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
In the same skillet, combine the cranberries, water, brown sugar, vinegar and orange zest. Bring to a boil; cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over chicken; sprinkle with almonds.