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Chicken with Spicy Fruit

This speedy stovetop entree is special enough to serve company, yet easy enough for everyday. The moist chicken gets wonderful flavor from a sweet sauce made with strawberry jam, dried cranberries and pineapple juice. I like to serve it with rice pilaf, peas, a garden salad and cloverleaf rolls. -Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry spreadable fruit
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • In a large skillet, combine the pineapple juice, cranberries, garlic and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 170°. Remove chicken to a platter and keep warm.
  • Bring cooking liquid to a boil; cook for 5-7 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup. Combine spreadable fruit and cornstarch until blended; add to the skillet. Boil and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Spoon over chicken. Sprinkle with onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 248 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

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  • chicklit
    May 8, 2015

    I served this chicken to some friends and we all absolutely loved it even my manwas pretty impressed with my cooking. I didn't find it to be bland at all. It had just enough kick to be pleasant!

  • mjlouk
    Sep 14, 2010

    I didn't think this was spicy at all and I couldn't really taste the strawberry flavor. I thought it was a little bland.