Skillet Chicken with Cranberries & Apples

September/October 2011

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Celebrate the flavors of fall with chicken cooked in a fast apple-cranberry sauce. If you prefer a less tart flavor, try dried cranberries instead of fresh. Serve with quick-cooking wild rice and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Skillet Chicken with Cranberries & Apples

10 Reviews for Skillet Chicken with Cranberries & Apples


This is one of our favorite recipes in our home. Its the perfect combination of ingredients. I use whole cranberry sauce (canned) which adds more texture and sweetness. We like to serve this over jasmine or basmati rice. Definitely a recipe to try!

Easy, different, delicious
Tart mish-mash of flavors

This might be great with dried, sweetened cranberries, but as is, with the fresh berries, it was incredibly tart. I agree with the reviewer who suggested sauteeing the onions first, then adding the apples. I think that may have helped, along with the dried cranberries.

I followed the recipe as written.

Quick and easy
Really awesome dish for a cold winter's night

This was a great dish to make. I love the sweet fresh cranberries and the savory sauce it makes with the apples. I made this recipe exactly as instructed and it was a true success.

As for this recipe, the apples where delish in conjunction with the fresh cranberries gave it a tangy and sweet taste. The onions when cooked and breaks down with the apples creates this most savory sauce (thanks to the flour) that pulls the dish together. It satisfies the sweet tooth and the savory sauce seeker in a dinner dish. I didn't think it would match but it was the perfect match of ying and yang for a dinner dish.
I made this with a simple side salad and was satisfied without any complaints. Try this out and see for yourselves how great this dish comes together.

A tip - I buy as many bags or pints of fresh cranberries during the season and store them in the freezer. They will store up to one year and you will have fresh cranberries throughout the year. I would always use fresh cranberries because it has just the right consistency needed for the dish. They pop when cooking but they break down really quickly with the heat and taste incredible!

tangy, tasty, a new comfort food, sweet and savory for a chicken dish
accurate description

It's good. I used pre-cooked chicken and added orange zest. Also substituted orange juice and water for the cider. The rest I kept the same. Easy, healthy and yummy.

healthy and comforting
Tangy seasonal chicken dish

Loved the tartness the fresh cranberries brought. I agree with another critic: start sauteeing the onions about 1 minute before the apple. I used a sweeter apple (all I had on hand) and that helped offset some of the tartness of the berries.

Ingredients easily on hand

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