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Cherry-Topped Chicken Recipe

Cherry-Topped Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine preserves and allspice. Heat in the microwave until warmed. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 220853
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

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

jancan2 User ID: 1452412 214404
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4043098 93175
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

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

bethanyrenee User ID: 4586006 93174
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2059000 92726
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3150547 92646
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

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

jwfy User ID: 4335749 144467
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4186181 160649
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

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

Margiecookie User ID: 3585207 72638
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"This is a wonderful easy dinner party meal. I served with wild rice and broccoli and impressed my guests. They all took home the recipe. The red cherry preserves over the chicken makes a very pretty setting for a party."

Avireda User ID: 3916301 143406
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2009

"My husband and I really liked this recipe. You can't beat the ease of preparation! The flavor is nice, it's sweet and spicy. I'll definitely make this again."

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