Herbed Cranberry Chicken Recipe
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Herbed Cranberry Chicken Recipe

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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
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

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons cranberry mixture equals 263 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1/2 starch 1/2 fruit


  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 meat 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Cranberry Chicken in Light & Tasty October 2005, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

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

Reviewed 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"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

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

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