Almond Cranberry Chicken Recipe

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Almond Cranberry Chicken Recipe
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Almond Cranberry Chicken Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 peel
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large resealable bag, combine the flour, salt and cayenne; add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake 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 peel. Bring to a boil; cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over chicken; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Almond Cranberry Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 330 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

  • 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 peel
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large resealable bag, combine the flour, salt and cayenne; add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake 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.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the cranberries, water, brown sugar, vinegar and orange peel. Bring to a boil; cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over chicken; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Almond Cranberry Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p40

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CurlyGirlCa User ID: 3190591 65636
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"If you are lucky enough to be close to a Trader Joe's, I don't like fresh cranberries so I used half-cup of TJ's dried orange cranberries (because I didn't have orange peel) and half-cup regular dried cranberries and used the TJ Panko crumbs. The cranberry sauce was really good. I served it with the Near East Sesame/Ginger rice. A keeper recipe."

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tophersmomma User ID: 7372690 62266
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"My family loves this recipe. I make it a lot during the fall when you can get fresh cranberries."

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shelbydonnel User ID: 5518335 128935
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"We loved this recipe! Will totaly be making it again! I would give it five stars, but there are no stars on my rate it thing."

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 62897
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"This was really good. I served it with rice pilaf and green beans."

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 148313
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"OH SO GOOD! Great in the fall. Dish packs a lot of flavor!

~ Theresa"

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Barry in London User ID: 5623751 62262
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"This was very easy to make and was delicious."

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2GuysAndAGirl User ID: 2812012 57277
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Excellent! Even my kids eat it!!!"

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