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{What to do with Leftover Cranberry Sauce} Chicken with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

{What to do with Leftover Cranberry Sauce} Chicken with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

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{This post was revised and edited from my old blog “My Fabulous Recipes”} Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Have you come up with a nice meal plan for the big day? My family is taking a trip to Utah. We decided to be more spontaneous this year. Since my husband started his MBA school two months ago, we haven’t been able to do much as a family so we thought it’d be nice to get away for a few days and have fun. We are hoping to see some snow… without having to drive in it… I know, we are scared to drive in the snow! We’re such Cali people.

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So I don’t need to worry so much about making a big, fat Thanksgiving dinner this year… We are going to our favorite Brazilian place in Salk Lake City. We’re looking forward to it. But last year, I was able to make some fresh homemade cranberry sauce for the first time for Thanksgiving… and it was fantastic! Since then, I have been looking for a creative way to use my cranberry sauce and this chicken recipe is now officially one of my favorites. Cranberries and Balsamic, who knew they could go so great together? The smell of the sauce was wonderful, the whole house smelled like heaven for a while. :)

If you have a lot of cranberry sauce around, or you’re looking for a recipe that uses leftover cranberry sauce, I definitely recommend this recipe. It would probably be really good, also, with leftover turkey the day after Thanksgiving.

{What to do with Leftover Cranberry Sauce} Chicken with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce
 
 

Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed and cut in half (or 4 breast halves)
  • 1¼ teaspoons seasoning salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup cranberry raspberry juice (or plain cranberry juice)
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup whole berry cranberry sauce (homemade or canned)
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 2½ tablespoons butter

Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon seasoning salt and the black pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Transfer to a greased baking pan. Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  2. Add the cranberry raspberry juice, vinegar, cranberry sauce and garlic powder to the skillet, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid is reduced to about ½ cup. Stir in butter and remaining salt until butter is melted. Serve with chicken.

   

2 Responses to “{What to do with Leftover Cranberry Sauce} Chicken with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce”

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    Belinda @zomppa — November 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Great idea! I never quite know what to do with that sauce….

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