How to Make Cranberry Glazed Chicken Breast
This cranberry-glazed chicken dish is a family favorite and so easy. It's just 5 ingredients (not including salt and pepper). The trick to this dish is to sauté the chicken breasts and then deglaze the pan with the cranberry mixture. Here’s another tip: if you have leftovers, put the chicken in a corn or flour tortilla (or a lettuce leaf if you really want to keep it healthy) and pack it for a nutritious lunch.
4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
¾ cup whole cranberry sauce
¼ cup apricot jam
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Part 1: Preparing the chicken
Wash chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towel.
Pound chicken breast so they consistently ½ inch thick
Part 2: Cooking the chicken
Season with salt and pepper. Using medium-high heat,
coat skillet with cooking spray and add olive oil.
Add seasoned chicken and brown until cooked through (about 5 minutes each side).
Transfer chicken to a plate and cover.
Part 3: Preparing the glaze
Combine cranberry sauce, apricot jam and mustard and lemon juice in a bowl.
Part 4: Cooking the sauce
Add cranberry mixture to the empty skillet and stir until thickened (about 3-4 minutes).
Step 5: Drizzle the sauce over the chicken.
Coat chicken breasts with glaze.
Step 6: Finished