Healthy Chicken Recipes


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This is An Incredible Cranberry Chicken with Wild Rice Recipe


This is An Incredible Cranberry Chicken with Wild Rice Recipe

Among all of the meats out there, chicken is one of the most popular and accessible. This should garner little surprise. Chicken is high in protein, low in calories and fat, and provides plenty of other important vitamins and minerals.

Finding a good recipe for chicken is the key to making it as desirable as possible. On its own, chicken is very neutral-tasting. Some may even call it boring. That's why you need to include it with tasty ingredients, like cranberry sauce.

This cranberry chicken recipe uses cranberry sauce, orange juice, and several carefully-selected seasonings to make a dinner that everyone in your family will love. This dish will have delightful citrusy and savory flavors.

We'll be pairing this chicken with wild rice. Specifically, we'll be using a long grain and wild rice mix. Rice is very accessible and affordable, making it a great side dish option for many dinners. Given that it pairs so well with chicken, it was the obvious choice for this recipe.

Cranberry Chicken with Wild Rice


1 (16 ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 (6 ounce) package long grain and wild rice mix
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
¼ cup chopped green onions


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat or in a microwave-safe pan, combine the cranberry sauce, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and mustard, cooking until hot.

3. Place the chicken in a baking dish, and pour the cranberry sauce over the chicken. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes, or until the chicken is done.

4. Meanwhile, cook the wild rice according to the package directions, omitting any oil and salt. When the rice is done, stir in the orange rind and green onion. To serve, place the rice on a plate, and top with the chicken and cranberry.

Nutritional Information

Serves 4 to 6

Per serving
Calories: 357
Fat: 2g
Saturated: 0g
Cholesterol: 66mg
Sodium: 511mg
Carb: 53g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 29g

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