What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Cranberry Chicken

23 Oct
plate of cranberry chicken and green beans

You can serve this over rice for a perfect combination of flavors!

ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 6, 2011:

*To make this recipe in a lower fat version, we use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter instead of butter.* To make it Gluten Free, we use an all-purpose flour blend from Trader Joe’s.*

Since it’s a frost-on-the-ground type of morning here in New England, I thought I’d post one of my favorite fall meals for you. I have posted this on FB before, and I even saw a friend on Facebook post it last night for her followers as well. It’s on my list of meals to make for dinner this week myself. I just bought a bag of cranberries on my last shopping trip. With Thanksgiving coming, I will be posting a few different cranberry recipes in the coming weeks as well. This is a meal that my entire family enjoys and a meal I’ve made often for company and so far it has always gotten rave reviews. Enjoy!

CRANBERRY CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pounded (To feed five of us, plus at least one serving for leftovers, I generally thaw 15 frozen boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins and don’t pound them. I get them at Price Rite by the bag, for those who live near a Price Rite.)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Dash ground nutmeg

cooked rice

Pan of cranberry chicken

DIRECTIONS
In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. Dredge chicken. In a skillet melt butter over medium heat. Brown the chicken on both sides. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, add cranberries, water, brown sugar and nutmeg. Cook and stir until the cranberries burst (about 5 minutes.)

Return chicken to skillet. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is tender, basting occasionally with the sauce.

Serve over rice. Yield 4-6 servings.

Elizabeth and Cranberry Chicken

Elizabeth was so proud of this dinner. She requested it and she made almost the entire thing herself, with very little help from Daddy!

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4 Responses to “What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Cranberry Chicken”

  1. frugalfeeding November 6, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    How seasonal – this’ll be so useful come Christmas!

    • thewholebagofchips November 6, 2011 at 9:13 am #

      Keep checking back, I’ve got at least two more tried and true cranberry recipes coming up before Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading!

  2. Susan Marchetti November 24, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    I’ve made your cranberry chicken often in the past year. We love it!!! Thank you for sharing.

    • thewholebagofchips November 24, 2011 at 11:50 am #

      I’m so glad to hear it! Lots of people have told me they made it this year too, I’m glad it’s so well-liked. Happy Thanksgiving!

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