Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Alphabe-Thursday..."H" as in Holiday Cranberry Chicken

Welcome once again to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny over at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."  This week we are studying the letter "H" as in Holiday Cranberry Chicken

Yes, I know the holidays are over, but I had to come up with a recipe using the letter "H" and I was desperate.  I couldn't think of anything else except this chicken recipe.  It calls for cranberries and in case you haven't frozen some for use throughout the year you'll have to wait until next Thanksgiving/Christmas so you can buy them.  I always pick up a few bags in November and stick them in the freezer.  I love cranberries!

I know I've posted this recipe before and I was hoping I had a picture, but I don't.  I've got to start remembering to take pictures whenever I prepare one of my favorite recipes.  Then I'll always have pictures available.

Just pretend my Ginny dolls are making Holiday Cranberry Chicken in their Easy Bake Oven.  (I hate to do a post without a picture.)

I know I originally found this recipe somewhere online, but I no longer remember where so I can give proper credit.

Holiday Cranberry Chicken
(I make it year round.)

8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup flour
1 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
3 T butter
1 ½ cups whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
¾ cup water
1 T flour
½ t. cinnamon
¼ t. salt
¼ t. allspice
¼ t. cloves
2 T. cider vinegar

Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. In dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. Coat chicken with flour.

In large nonstick fry pan, melt butter over medium heat. (I use Pam instead.) Add chicken. Cook, turning once, to brown on both sides (about ten minutes). Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Add cranberries, brown sugar and water to pan drippings. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Slowly stir into cranberry mixture. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and comes to a full boil. Boil one minute; then reduce heat to low. Return chicken to skillet. Cook, turning once, until chicken is done and fork tender (10 to 15 minutes). Serves: 8; Cooking Time: 30 minutes.

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  1. Looks yummy and I always buy a few extra bags of cranberries and freeze them so I'm all set!

  2. Oh I just adore easy bake ovens! What a cute post! Those dolls are darling!

  3. MMMM. Sounds very good. I;m fond of cranberries too. :)

  4. Looks like a good recipe and I love your Happy dolls. lol sandie

  5. Oh wow, this sounds yummy and something to eat wherever! I'll be saving this one:)

  6. love your h recipe your dolls are super cute

  7. Brown sugar and cranberries! Yum!

  8. Oooh that chicken sounds yummy and I loved the pic of your dolls cooking! And to answer your question about my church, no, it's not that large! I guess there are about 8 to 10 in our art Bible study and about 1/3 go to other churches. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nan

  9. yummy. And I love the photo with the dolls!

  10. Those Ginny girls are busy cooking in the kitchen! I love it! our dolls are beautiful in their little venues! Love that recipe. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the week.

  11. I love cranberries, and this recipe sounds just like a perfect fit for dinner tonight.

  12. I love cranberries too. This recipe sounds delicious! No frozen cranberries here, wish I could use!

  13. Def going to try that one. I'm always looking for inspiration on family food

  14. Must try this yummy recipe - now!

  15. Thank you for this recipe...we eat cranberries year round - Wisconsin is known for their cranberry bogs and we have a local supply.

    Oh so happy to see your Ginny's busy in the kitchen...what a dear photo! Both of them have lovely hair do's - my own Ginny needs a trip to the beauty salon:o)

  16. That sounds really good!

  17. I've not used cranberries with chicken before but I'll try it now! thanks for the recipe!

  18. This HAS to be yummy.


  19. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


  20. So smart of you to freeze those cranberries. Too bad they're not available year round. Your recipe looks delicious!

  21. This sounds heavenly, Miss Betty. They sell packaged frozen cranberries at Sprouts if anyone has one near!

    Thanks for a delicious link.

    I will give this recipe a try as soon as I get a kitchen again!

    Hugs and A+

  22. This sounds good, Betty! I love your Ginny dolls. My older sister had a Ginny doll with a trunk full of clothes for her but by the time I came around Barbie was popular. I always wished I had a Ginny doll instead :)

  23. Ginny dolls! I'd forgotten about them! My friends and I spent many hours playing with them!


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