Chicken with Cranberries

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
When cranberries are in season, I like to stock the freezer so I can serve this dish year-round. The sauce's tangy flavor complements the chicken very well.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper; dredge the chicken. In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter until browned on both sides. Remove chicken and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the cranberries, water, brown sugar, vinegar and nutmeg; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Place chicken on top; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. To serve, spoon cranberry mixture over chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 222 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.