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Herbed Cranberry Chicken

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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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  • JMartinelli13
    Jun 4, 2016

    I had to omit the nuts due to allergies, but I did not miss them. I used cran-grape juice because it's what we have on hand. For the herb mix, I used my go-to Penzey's Italian Herb and added an extra grind of fresh black pepper.

  • kimberleybiscuits
    Dec 16, 2012

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  • mlblake
    Nov 15, 2010

    My boyfriend told me this was his favorite dish ever. All of the flavors blended together wonderfully!

  • Margaret Mary Jannace
    Oct 29, 2010

    Was very disappointed. I love the combination of chicken and cranberry but didn't like dish. Maybe it was the mixture of maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. None of my family liked it either

  • vajudybug
    Oct 16, 2010

    Very tasty and easy to prepare. The maple syrup added a great flavor boost.