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Cranberry Maple Chicken

Cranberries and a hint of maple syrup make a sweet sauce for these easy chicken breast halves. They’re a quick but lovely main course for weeknights and other occasions. –Kim Pettipas of Oromocto, New Brunswick
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, water and sugar. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat until juices run clear, 4-5 minutes on each side. Stir syrup into cranberry mixture; serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce: 236 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.
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