Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Today was a good day - I got to leave work early - came home, defrosted some chicken, took a 15 minute nap, went to the club to my Power class, came back and made tonight's dinner.  I could definitely get used to leaving work early and napping!!

This meal was adapted from a 1991 Bon Appetit magazine and not only is it easy but it is something you could serve to company and they might think you really fussed!  Serve it along side some Uncle Ben's 90 second rice and some Haricot Verts from Trader Joes (fancy name for french green beans) and you are ready to go! Mr. John really liked it and gave it 4 stars.

And speaking of Mr. John - I would like to mention that he cleans up from dinner about 96.5% of the time!  I cook - we eat - he cleans up - I blog.  I really appreciate it and he really appreciates getting fed :-)  Let's see if he reads this.... :-)
Chicken Cutlets with Cranberry Sauce Serves: 4 Calories: NA Prep Time to Table: 30 minutes
Recipe : adapted from Bon Appetit

 -1 lb. boneless chicken breasts (I cut into small pieces)
 -3 tbl butter (or buttered flavored olive oil)
-2 tbl minced shallots
-1 whole bay leaf broken in half -1/2 cup dry red wine
-3/4 cup whole cranberry sauce
-1/2 cup chicken broth
-1 tbl balsamic vinegar

1. Season chicken with S&P on each side. Heat 2 tbl butter (or oil) in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken on each side about 4 minutes and just cooked through then remove to platter
2. Add 1 tbl butter or oil and add shallots and bay leave; sauté one minute
3. Add wine and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits. Boil until it reduces to a thick glaze (~ 4 minutes)
4. Add cranberry sauce, broth and vinegar – cook about 3 minutes until it slightly thickens
5. Return chicken and any juices and heat though about 1 minute. Serve with sauce – this is good with a wild rice blend


1 comment:

  1. Proof positive that cranberry sauce is not just for chicken! Love this as I am stocking up on cranberries right now. Thanks for the visit to my blog - my grandparents also came through Ellis Island! (Love the comment about your husband - when I mentioned my daughter in a blog - I found out that yes, she does read it!)


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