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Herbed Cranberry Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

Updated: Mar. 28, 2022

These juicy chicken breasts have very little salt, yet they are well seasoned and full of flavor. The chunky cranberry sauce and toasted pecans make the quick weeknight entree special. -Margee Berry of White Salmon, Washington
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Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free herb seasoning blend
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup cranberry juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  1. Rub chicken with seasoning blend. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reaches 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onions in remaining oil. Stir in the cranberries, broth, cranberry juice, syrup and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Return chicken to the pan; cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 263 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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