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Pan-Fried Chicken with Hoisin Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Pan-Fried Chicken with Hoisin Cranberry Sauce Recipe

No need for sides —this recipe makes a complete meal in just 30 minutes. The sweet, tangy cranberry sauce is perfect with chicken and couscous. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 package (5.8 ounces) roasted garlic and olive oil couscous


  • 1. Flatten chicken slightly; sprinkle with salt, ginger and pepper. Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Coat chicken with flour, dip in eggs, then coat with crumbs.
  • 2. Cook chicken in oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  • 3. Combine the cranberry sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, salt and ginger in a small saucepan; heat through.
  • 4. Saute zucchini in oil in a large saucepan until crisp-tender; add water and hoisin sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Serve with chicken and cranberry sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce and 3/4 cup couscous: 695 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 1215mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 46g protein.

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MOTCook User ID: 7688063 127360
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"I did the chicken and sauce as recipe called but served it with rice. I will definitely make it again."

potlikker User ID: 6325644 125583
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"Oh, how I wish this had a nutritional count. Still, it looks so good I might try it anyway."

jwfy User ID: 4335749 184067
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"Followed recipe. Just 2 of us, so I used 1 lb. of thin sliced chicken breast. Usually leave 5 stars for the "WOW" recipes but since my wife really liked it (hard to please) I gave it 5 stars otherwise I probably would rate 4 stars. Will definitely make again."

redpen User ID: 380194 140203
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Made it just as called for, and loved every bit of it, the chicken, the sauce and the couscous dish. Not difficult at all."

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