How to Make Cranberry Glazed Chicken Breast

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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

Serve immediately