Easy Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

Adding important nutrients to family dinner doesn’t have to be challenging. Check out this balsamic skillet chicken recipe – made with a splash of 100% cranberry juice!

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons light oil
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup 100% unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 heaping tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

Cooking Process

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season chicken strips with salt and pepper on both sides. Using tongs, place chicken strips into skillet. Be careful not to overcrowd the skillet.
  3. Brown your chicken on both sides, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Once chicken is browned, remove from pan and place on a plate.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of butter into skillet and reduce heat to medium.
  5. Combine cranberry juice, balsamic vinegar, orange marmalade and dried rosemary in a small bowl and add to pan.
  6. Add fresh cranberries to the pan and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until cranberries have started to burst and soften.
  7. Place chicken strips back into pan and turn so that they get covered in the sauce.
  8. Let cook on a low simmer for about 5 minutes until sauce is thickened.
  9. Taste for salt and pepper and add to taste.
  10. Serve immediately with mashed sweet potatoes or wild rice.

Easy Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

Bon Apetite!

 

Easy Cranberry Balsamic Chicken