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Cherry-Glazed Chicken with Toasted Pecans

What started out as a way to use up some leftover preserves and cheese turned out to be a family winner dinner that I now make time and again. —Keri Cotton, Lakeville, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 ounces fontina cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Place chicken in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with preserves; sprinkle with onion powder. Bake, uncovered, 18-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  • Top with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with pecans.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half : 354 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

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