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Cherry-Topped Chicken

Looking for an entree that’s simple enough to fix on busy weeknights, but special enough to serve company? This scrumptious recipe from Tabetha Moore of New Braunfels, Texas fits the bill. "It goes together in just minutes and uses only four ingredients. We enjoy it at least once every week," she says.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


  • Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  • Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine preserves and allspice. Heat in the microwave until warmed. Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 252 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Sheryll
    Feb 10, 2019

    This plates like a beautiful holiday dish but, easy enough to make anytime. I couldn't find cherry preserves with any type of whole cherry chunks so I used cherry preserves (jelly) along with a can of cherry pie filling (rinsed off the sweet gunk) Really good dish!

  • qa
    Feb 22, 2018

    One of the best chicken

  • katlaydee3
    Feb 18, 2015

    Excellent, simple entree for a weeknight. I served this with green beans and au gratin potatoes.

  • jancan2
    Dec 9, 2014

    I made this a while ago and my family loved it. My husband will request it from time to time. Sometimes it's hard to find cherry preserves. Very quick, easy and tasty.

  • sscribbins
    Sep 11, 2011

    Sooooo easy and quick! This busy momma will definitely make this again!

  • bethanyrenee
    Jan 2, 2011

    The flavors are amazing. I even make it for company. It looks pretty and is so tasty! I will dredge the chicken in flour, salt, and pepper before I cook it. It adds a bit more to it.

  • autumvaught
    Feb 15, 2010

    This was AWESOME!!! The only thing I did different from the recipe was mix the cherry preserves and allspice together a couple hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend together. This is my new favorite recipe! I can't wait to try the topping on pork tenderloin or pork chops!

  • maddie_zavala
    Jan 30, 2010

    yumm yumm yumm. I am a college student and was able to make this fast, easy, and cheaply!

  • jwfy
    Aug 16, 2009

    Very good. Always looking for different ways to do chicken. I fried the chicken; think it would be even better grilled or baked.

  • adriannals2
    May 31, 2009

    Very good simple and easy and also affordable recipe!!! I made it with angel hair pasta. and we loved it