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

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

Nutritional 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.

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 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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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249027
Reviewed 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."

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mlblake User ID: 4362429 126406
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

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

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Margaret Mary Jannace User ID: 4434642 149325
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"

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vajudybug User ID: 581753 76838
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

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

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