Cherry-Glazed Chicken

"Another TERRIFIC chicken recipe from Rodale's "Terrific Chicken: 100 Great Meals in Minutes". I haven't tried this one yet but because it's different from the couple of Cherry-Glazed Chicken recipes already posted here, I've decided to share it before making it. It's on my to-be-made-soon list. In the notes included with the recipe, is a recommendation to buy tart or sour pie cherries in a can because regular cherries will be too sweet. An alternative suggestion is to use 2 cups of frozen, unsweetened pitted tart cherries and 1/2 a cup of cherry juice in place of the can of cherries."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Rinse the chicken with cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Pour the milk into a shallow dish.
  • Mix the flour, thyme, salt and pepper together on a sheet of waxed paper or a shallow tray.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the milk, then coat with the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess.
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over a medium-high heat and cook the chicken pieces for 5 minutes on each side or until golden-brown.
  • As they brown, transfer the chicken pieces to a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • When all the chicken has been transferred to the baking dish, cover it with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • THE CHERRY SAUCE: Combine the reserved cherry juice and both sugars in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Stir in the mustard and cook for a further 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly. Stir in the cherries. (The sauce will continue to thicken once it bakes.).
  • After the chicken has baked for 30 minutes, uncover it, and spoon the hot cherry sauce over it.
  • Bake, uncovered for a further 15 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and the juices run clear.
  • Serve over rice or noodles with steamed green vegetables.

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  1. Dans La Lune
    This was really exceptional considering how simple it is! I used a can of tart cherries and wasn't sure whether to use Dijon mustard or French's so I went with the French's since it IS yellow mustard. Anyway, the taste was excellent and not as sweet as I was thinking with all that sugar. It was perfect! I served with some brown rice and steamed green beans. Thank you!!
  2. blancpage
    This was so good! Because I couldn't find canned cherries, I used the frozen pitted cherries and the cherry juice, as suggested. I halved the recipe and had only 2 large breasts and replaced the milk with Silk brand Non-Dairy Creamer because, like one of the other reviewers, I can't have dairy. After the browning step, I baked covered for only 15 mins and then 15mins uncovered with the cherries and juice. Bf said "This is really yummy and you can definitely make this recipe again." I served this with a mixed rice blend of White Tasmati, brown, black, and red rices which went great with the sauce. Other than the changes I made above, I followed the rest of the recipe as stated. Delicious, and I will make it again. The chicken was so tender, no knife was needed, and it just sort of fell apart. Thanks for sharing bluemoon! :) Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game.
  3. Sydney Mike
    I cut the chicken back to 4 breast halves, & as others did, made the full amount of sauce! Served with brown rice, this was a WONDERFUL DINNER! I, too, might thicken the sauce a bit more next time, but the flavor was what really counted, & it was definitely there! Thanks for sharing your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders cooking game]
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    I only made 3 breasts for lunch for my DH, I prepared the full amount of cherry sauce the evening before, so this made very easy recipe. The cherry sauce is wonderful, I will definately make this again! thanks blue!...Kitten:)
  5. DormRoom Chef
    Wow.... This chicken was sooo tender and juicy. I made this for my roommate and some friends last night, and they couldn't stop commenting on it. I wish I could hear what they were saying though cuz their mouths were always full. It is a definite keeper. My only suggestion, which I will try next time, is a little cornstarch in the cherry glaze to help it to thicken. It didn't stick to the chicken too well, but it was still wonderful. Thanks Blue


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