Chicken Recipes




Your Family Will Love This Cranberry Salsa Chicken Recipe


Your Family Will Love This Cranberry Salsa Chicken Recipe

Cranberry Salsa Chicken Breasts

Cranberries and salsa mingled together over chicken give it a flavor that rivals a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Couscous is the surprise element in this meal, replacing tired old stuffing or potatoes.

While we all know chicken is good for us, and it's something we should eat more of (instead of quickie take-out food), it can get boring. The key to serving chicken is to keep it adventurous and interesting…this recipe fits the bill.

Cranberry Salsa Chicken Breast


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves (4 oz. each)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 16 ounce jar chunky salsa
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups hot cooked couscous


1. In a large non-stick skillet, saute chicken in oil until browned on both sides.

2. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, cranberries, water, honey, garlic, cinnamon and cumin. Mix well and pour over chicken.

3. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

4. Serve over couscous.

Other Great Dinners To Try

After trying this delicious chicken recipe, here are some other chicken dinners you'll want to add to your menu:

  • Chicken pot pie. No, not the Marie Calendar's one in the frozen section of the store. Make your own! Making your own chicken pot pie will always produce a better one than you can find in stores. Your family will fall in love with this creamy, hearty, delicious dinner.
  • Pulled chicken sandwiches. This is a great dinner for busy nights, since it's easy to prepare and quick to eat. Buy pre-packaged pulled chicken from the store, or use a crock pot to make some in advance.
  • Chicken marsala. For a fancier dinner, you can't go wrong with chicken marsala. The use of mushrooms and a white wine reduction really elevates a regular chicken cutlet to a new level.
  • Chicken noodle casserole. Bored with chicken noodle soup? Why not make chicken noodle casserole instead? This recipe is just as cozy and hearty as the soup. It's perfect for when someone in your family is feeling under the weather or it's cold outside.
  • Chicken alfredo. What's better than pasta in a cream sauce? Pasta in a cream sauce, with chicken. This is a great way to turn plain, boring pasta into something interesting and delicious.
  • Lemon pepper chicken wings. These chicken wings have so much flavor that they're good on their own, without any sauce. But, we know that it's hard to resist eating chicken wings without any sauce. So, these wings will go great with whatever sauce your family prefers.
  • Buffalo chicken mac and cheese. This one is going to be a favorite with kids! This recipe takes traditional macaroni and cheese and adds buffalo sauce to it, along with diced-up or shredded chicken. This is a great way to turn mac and cheese into a full meal on its own.
  • Chicken parmesan. Chicken parmesan is oh so good. It has melted cheese and marinara sauce on top, and is generally served over a bed of spaghetti. But, it's your kitchen! You can serve it over whatever you want.
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