Friday, February 17, 2017

Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

The reason I love cranberries so much is because of their tartness. When preparing dishes with cranberries I like the ones where the tartness of the cranberries shines through.

This dish is one of those where the tartness really shines through. The cranberry sauce was nice and tart, just the way I like it. However, not everyone likes cranberries as tart, some prefer them on the sweeter side. So if you like your cranberries on the sweeter side you can always add some granulated sugar to the sauce, as noted in the notes section at the bottom of the recipe.

Cranberry Chicken


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice


  1. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and season both sides with black pepper. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the chicken and cook until golden brown brown on the one side, about 7-10 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook until chicken is completely cooked and browned on the other side, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the cranberry sauce by adding the cranberries, vinegar and honey to a medium saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium-high heat, until the cranberries soften and most of the liquid has been cooked away, about 5-8 minutes, stirring often and smashing the cranberries with the back of the spoon. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the ginger and allspice, the mixture will be thick.
  3. When the chicken is done cooking, transfer it to a plate and top with desired amount of cranberry sauce. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Serve the chicken with any remaining cranberry sauce.

You can serve the cranberry sauce and chicken separately and let everyone put on their desired amount of cranberry sauce.

For a sweeter cranberry sauce add some granulated sugar along with the cranberries, vinegar and honey.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 209

Total Fat


Saturated Fat


Polyunsaturated Fat


Monounsaturated Fat


Trans Fat








Total Carbohydrates


Dietary Fiber






Vitamin A 1.03% Vitamin C 20.97%

Calcium 0.9% Iron 6.58%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

*Adapted from Well Plated.
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