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Chicken with Cherry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

6 servings

This tender moist chicken bakes in a savory sauce that combines cherries with soy sauce, orange juice and ginger. It's sure to be a big hit at your house like it is at mine. -Linda Grubb, Poland, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Set aside 3/4 cup cherries. In a blender, combine orange juice and remaining cherries; cover and process until smooth. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, garlic and ginger; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken on all sides in butter. Place chicken skin side down in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with cherry sauce.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes; turn chicken. Top with reserved cherries. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 453 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1364mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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