Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
The minced shallot is simmered long enough that it should be safe for those with GERD.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The Indians and English use [cranberries] much, boyling them with Sugar for Sauce to eat with their Meat, and it is a delicious sauce." -John Josselyn, Traveler

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This is a great recipe because it tastes almost like having Thanksgiving every day. The savory taste of the poultry with the cranberry sauce is just right for a winter meal.


Seared Chicken Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about one cup sauce with 4 ounces chicken breast

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and the sauce will keep well for about 48 hours.

Serve with Wild Rice or Roasted Yams with Rosemary or Plain Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Jasmine Rice or Yam Home Fries or Yam Home Fries - Low Sodium Version or Roasted Yams with Rosemary - Low Sodium Version or Jasmine Rice - Low Sodium Version or Wild Rice - Low Sodium Version


Spray a medium skillet with oil and place over medium heat. Add the shallot and stir frequently. Cook until the shallots begin to soften slightly.

Stir in 3/4 cup of the dried cranberries and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the wine and water. Stir and reduce the heat to low.

While the cranberry and shallot mixture is simmering add the salt and pepper. Cook the mixture for about 15 minutes. When the cranberries are slightly soft puree in a blender or mini-chopper.

Strain the pureed sauce through a fine mesh sieve. Return to the pan and add the 1/4 cup of cranberries. Cook over low heat for about 15 minutes and swirl in the butter until melted. Add more water if the sauce is too thick.

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375°. After the pan is hot spray lightly with oil and add the chicken breasts. Return the pan to the oven and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan and turn the chicken breasts to sear on the other side.

Cook the chicken for about 15 minutes turning one more time. Serve topped with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about one cup sauce with 4 ounces chicken breast

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 258 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 223mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 20g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 361 mg
Magnesium 38 mg