Festive Cranberry Chicken

Dec 12 2012

Try this sweet chicken entrée with a little kick for your next holiday feast. This quick dinner will make you look like you spent hours in the kitchen preparing. Recipe adapted from http://www.mealsmatter.org/recipes-meals/recipe/43399 

Serves 4


Dietitian's Tip: 

 Cranberries are in their peak season from October through December which is why they are so popular during the holiday season. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, cranberries help keep your immune system at its peak performance during the cold winter months. Serve with your favorite whole-grain, steamed vegetables, and glass of chilled milk to make this DASH meal complete.


 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon butter
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¾ cup whole cranberry sauce
¼ cup chili sauce
¼ cup apple juice
1 teaspoon brown sugar


Pound chicken slightly and sprinkle with pepper. In a large pan, brown chicken in butter.
Add the remaining ingredients and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and boil until
the sauce is desired thickness.

Nutrition Information: 

Serving size ¼ pound
Per Serving: 302 calories, 5 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 27g carbohydrates, 35 g protein, 1 g of fiber, 333 mg sodium, 291 mg potassium, 33 mg magnesium, 18 mg calcium