Caramelized Chicken with Cranberry Conserve

Caramelized Chicken with Cranberry Conserve Recipe
Photo: Tina Cornett

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 22 Minutes
Chill: 22 Minutes


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.

December 1998
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