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Almond Cranberry Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

The Test Kitchen adds seasonal flair to everyday chicken with this flavorful sauce that showcases fresh cranberries. It's a snap to prepare on the stovetop. TIP: Round out the meal deliciously with side dishes of steamed broccoli and buttered couscous.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and cayenne; add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in butter over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the cranberries, water, brown sugar, vinegar and orange zest. Bring to a boil; cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over chicken; sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 330 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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