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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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  • momo2-4boys
    Oct 24, 2019

    Love this recipe! I substituted maple sugar to make it a more naturally sweetened. My husband is a very picky eater and he liked this! We have used it on pork as well.

  • eileen344
    Oct 23, 2019

    Why couldn't you just use a can of whole berry cranberry sauce?

  • LoriDL
    Oct 23, 2019

    No review as I have not made it yet. However I do have a question for Kim Pettipas or the test kitchen. Can the sauce be frozen? There are only 2 of us and it would be convenient to make only 2 breasts but the whole sauce recipe to hold over. Thank you and it looks delish!

  • gaylene2
    Dec 13, 2018

    This was SO EASY and it was a great hit with my family! We all love the flavor of cranberry and I am always looking for new ways to use it. I was busy and I was delighted to realize how simple this was to make. I'll be making this again soon!

  • fritz80
    Oct 31, 2014

    Perfect quick and easy meal for fall. Would be great with turkey cutlets too.

  • Preparing 4 Rain
    Apr 13, 2011

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  • mariejmail
    Apr 8, 2009

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  • shelly202
    Mar 28, 2008

    This recipe turned out great! I added some Mrs. Dash to the chicken as well as freshly groud pepper and it was delicious! The cranberry sauce had too much of a maple syrup flavor to it I thought. Other than that it was great.

  • Mary19
    Nov 2, 2006

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