Fresh Rhubarb Breast of Chicken

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

When I saw this recipe in one of our local papers, I was intrigued. I think it is really very good, and I hope some of you do too. I love the rhubarb for the tartness it brings to this dish. Of course, you can always adjust the sauce if it is too tart, or too sweet. Nice served with new boiled parslied potatoes , fresh green beans and a crisp salad. Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the carrots and green onions over the bottom of a small roasting pan.
  3. Place the chicken breasts on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with the no-salt seasoning.
  4. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup over the top; cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken to a warm plate while you complete the sauce (or keep in a warm oven).
  6. To the roasting pan, add the chicken stock, the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, cinnamon, and rhubarb.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook gently till rhubarb is tender.
  8. Stir in the cornstarch and continue to boil gently untill thickened.
  9. Spoon sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this and am considering planting rhubarb in my yard so that I can enjoy this unusual flavor more often!

Ruth C. May 31, 2015

I subbed pork loin steaks for the chicken. Quickly browned the pork steaks, and shredded the carrots. Subbed red onions for green onions. Was a bit too cinnamon'y for my tastes even though I only used 1ml. Would definitely try with less next time. Used 3/4 cup stock, and the the sauce didn't thicken up much with the 2 tsp cornstarch. The pork was very tender with good flavor. Will make again.

KellyMae June 27, 2008