Chicken Breasts With Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I don't remember where I got this, but it sure isn't your everyday, normal cranberry chicken!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Flatten breasts with mallet (1/4 - 1/2").
  2. In small saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, sweet sherry, chicken stock, dry and prepared mustard, ginger, nutmeg, Chinese five spice, and brown sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in skillet and saute breasts til lightly browned and cook through.
  5. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  6. Add cranberry mixture to butter in skillet.
  7. With heat on high, reduce sauce to about half its volume and pour over breasts to serve.
Most Helpful

I made this to use up a can of cranberry sauce that my son opened for no apparent reason. It was a very unique flavor, and was easy to put together. I used dry sherry because I didn't have sweet. I thought the sauce or chicken needed salt, but I use unsalted butter and my stock was also a less salt variety, so maybe just salt to taste. Jellied cranberry is not an ingredient I typically have in my pantry, so I don't know if I would return to this recipe or not, but I would definitely recommend it.

evewitch September 02, 2008

Really good. Smelled awesome cooking and tasted even better. I used chicken tenders, but pounded breasts would probably look a bit more elegant.

Bogey'sMom June 06, 2006