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Maple Cranberry Chicken

With just four ingredients, these moist and flavorful chicken breasts are a cinch to prepare. The tart cranberry sauce contrasts nicely with the sweet maple syrup. —Margaret Wilson, San Bernardino, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl, combine syrup and 3/4 cup cranberry sauce; set aside. Sprinkle chicken with salt.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°, basting frequently with syrup mixture.
  • Warm the remaining cranberry sauce; serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 198 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • buffetfan
    Aug 19, 2019

    We grill year round and my family LOVES anything cranberry so this was on the menu recently. I see it being a staple on the menu this fall. Great flavor combination.

  • katlaydee3
    Dec 2, 2014

    Delicious and super easy. I am one of those people who grill outside year-round and this was great. I served the chicken with au gratin potatoes and green beans.

  • Hannah0418
    Apr 7, 2014

    Simple & delicious. I poured the glaze on top of the chicken & baked them in the oven, covered at 375.

  • sophiebaker
    Mar 7, 2013

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  • 3samoyed
    Dec 18, 2010

    This is excellent and easy! I agree that you have to watch for burning under the broiler, so the second time I made it I decreased the time under the broiler and finished it in the oven. Beautiful presentation for my dinner party along with other TOH recipes.

  • farrellnm
    Jul 20, 2010

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  • smith4037
    Jul 21, 2009

    Really yummy and fruity with the cranberry sauce! Even my 1 & 2-year-olds ate the chicken with cranberry sauce! What a hit! Just have to watch the runoff marinade under the broiler for burning/smoking! oops! I served it with some pasta and green beans, which was quite tasty!