Cranberry Chicken, the great fake!

By
Real Estate Agent with AHome4Sale

I received this recipe from a cookbook that was compiled by military spouses at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.  I call it the great fake because it is so easy but appears and tastes like a gourmet meal.  I alway get requests to make this dish.  My three sons 11,9, and 6 even love it.

Chicken and Cranberries

4 boneless chicken breasts (I cut them in half lenghtwise to make them thinner)

1/3 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

Dash of garlic salt

1/4 cup margarine or butter

1 (8oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce

1 cup dry white wine

In a paper or plastic bag combine the flour, salt, paprika, and garlic salt. Add chicken pieces, a few at a time; shake to coat evenly. In a large skillet brown chicken slowly in butter or margarine about 10 minutes turning often to brown evenly. Combine cranberry Sauce and wine; pour mixture over chicken in skillet. Cover and simmer till chicken in tender about 20-30minutes. Pass pan juices with chicken. Easy and Elegant. Great served over white rice or egg noodles.

 

Comments (19)

Holly Galligan
Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Dana,

It sounds great! Thank you.

Holly Galligan, Realtor ~ Lake Arrowhead, CA

Mar 08, 2008 02:32 AM
Gary J. Rocks
Juba Team Realty - Jefferson Township, NJ

Dana

This sounds delicious, I will be trying this one tonight. Hope it taste as good as you say it does.

Mar 08, 2008 04:32 AM
Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty

How easy is that? Waaaaay easy! Plus it sounds absolutely wonderful.

Mar 09, 2008 11:48 AM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va

Gary- Hope that you enjoyed it!

Holly and Dee- Thanks for stopping by. I know that you will enjoy it!

Mar 09, 2008 01:44 PM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Dana~This looks wonderful. I have to give this a try. If you don't mind me saying, I would recommend making this a public post. I posted on caramel corn a few months back and get a google hit on it almost daily. All the google juice you can get the better. Have a great week!
Mar 09, 2008 06:41 PM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Julie- Thanks for the suggestion.  I never really thought of it that way before.  I will definitely make it public next time. Have a great day!
Mar 09, 2008 10:13 PM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Dana~You can still make this public, if you want to. You just edit and select public and post again. You would truly be surprised by the number of hits on this one post and who knows, there could be a sweet mom sitting at her computer, googling for a great recipe and boom she comes across your post, looks over to see you're an agent and thinks "oh yeah, sweet hubby said to call a Realtor for a cma. Then you have a listing. Yes, I do need some rest because I'm babbling. Have a wonderful night!
Mar 12, 2008 05:05 PM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Julie- Thanks! I did not realize that you could do that.  Have a great day!
Mar 12, 2008 11:57 PM
Penny Florence
Midvale, UT
I love mixed foods like this, chicken with a fruit.  The flavors compliment each other so well.  I will have to try this.  Thanks for sharing!
Mar 13, 2008 04:39 PM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Penny, hope that you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!
Mar 17, 2008 12:26 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"
I love chicken and cranberries, sounds like an interesting combination.
Mar 18, 2008 02:26 PM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Cindy, it definitely is a great combination, enjoy!
Mar 20, 2008 02:12 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Dana:

That sounds great.  I'll have to try it.  Have you ever had CHERRY CHICKEN?  Sounds similar, but made with canned black cherries.  My Mom used to serve it over mashed potatoes when she made it.

Mar 25, 2008 02:28 AM
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY
I will be trying this before the week is over, thanx for a great easy recipe for another chicken dish!!
Mar 25, 2008 03:12 AM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
Chris Ann- Canned black cherries, sounds good. I am going to experiment.
Mar 26, 2008 11:12 PM
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Dana - This sounds very good, I bet the cranberry sause and wine is a nice touch. 
Apr 03, 2008 03:47 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Dana this sounds really good and I'm always looking for recipes for chicken...this looks like a "keeper" thanks for sharing!

May 18, 2008 04:52 AM
Dana Forster
AHome4Sale - Fredericksburg, VA
Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va

Candy and Patty- Hope you enjoy it. We had it for dinner again this week, yum!

May 20, 2008 08:48 AM
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Ok I need to check this recipe out! My daughter always complains because I cook sooooooo much chicken!  Adding the cranberry sauce which is her favorite (mine is the wine) should keep her quiet for at least one week!  Thanks!

May 22, 2008 03:08 AM