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Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

This tender dish pairs a crisp coating of herbs and breadcrumbs with sweet-tart cranberries, creating a lean and satisfying entree. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings (1 cup sauce)


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, wheat germ, garlic and seasonings. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°, turning once.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring cranberry sauce to a boil. Remove from the heat; whisk in the lime juice, vinegar and mustard. Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 268 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.
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  • s_pants
    Mar 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • RaOwBe
    Oct 6, 2012

    Love this recipe!

  • RaOwBe
    Oct 6, 2012

    This is one of my favorites!

  • tkarinas
    Mar 3, 2010

    Oven fried chicken with cranberry sauce is a staple in our home. My family absolutely loves this recipe and it's one we'll be making many more times. It's so simple, and so easy to make, it's a keeper for sure.

  • wiscook
    Apr 12, 2009

    wow, wasn't too sure when making the sauce, but it's very tasty. I served with quinoa and broccoli for healthy sides.