RECIPE: Best Chicken I've Ever Tasted

sayhellonowApril 18, 2008

This recipe won a $25,000 prize (not by me), and it's the best chicken I've ever tasted. It's also very easy to make. I didn't have sherry on hand so I used white grapejuice once and papaya nectar once. Both times it was mounth-watering! It's almost a dessert. Let me know if you try it.

Caramelized Chicken with Cranberry Conserve


3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons dry sherry

1 garlic clove, minced

4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon dark sesame oil

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 to 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

1 to 2 tablespoons minced green onions (optional)


Combine first 4 ingredients in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and chill at least 1 hour.

Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade.

Cook brown sugar and sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 4 minutes. Add chicken, and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Add reserved marinade, onion, and cranberries; cook, stirring and turning chicken often, 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken, and let stand 5 minutes. Slice and serve with cranberry mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.


4 servings

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    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 4:17PM
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This sounds good and pretty easy. Thanks for contributing.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 5:21PM
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I can hardly wait to try this recipe! I just printed the recipe and will give it a try very soon! Thanks for sharing. Geri

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 5:36PM
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Do you think you could grill this or would it burn too much?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2008 at 6:07PM
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Cookie8: I don't think this one would work the same way if you cook it on the grill, but hey -- you won't know unless you actually try it. I would use the marinade as a basting sauce. The only catch might be that the cranberries would get lost while turning the chicken. It will undoubtedly have a different taste too, so I do recommend cooking it by the recipe (stove-top) first, so you get that taste to compare. Do let us know how it turns out, ok?

Geri: I'm so glad it sounds good to you, and I hope you will let us know if you try it.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 1:20PM
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I agree this sounds yummy will put it on the will try list

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 11:02PM
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