Ruby Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
Treat a loved one to this tender chicken topped with plump cranberries and simmered in a spicy orange sauce. I got the recipe at a cranberry festival in Wisconsin. Even those who don't care for cranberries like this flavorful main dish. —Kathy Mead, Gwinn, Michigan
Ruby Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the chicken; turn to coat. In a nonstick skillet, brown chicken in butter.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over chicken. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 517 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 448mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 41g protein.

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