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Nutrition Facts

Calories 293
  Calories from Fat 61 (21%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(24%)Cholesterol 73mg
(6%)Sodium 149mg
(14%)Potassium 506mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 30g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(50%)Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Cranberry Chicken with Apples and Walnuts


  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1/4 cup shallots or onions, minced

  • 2 lbs boned and skinned chicken breasts, (eight 4-ounce halves)

  • 2 Tbs vinegar, balsamic or raspberry

  • 16 oz cranberry sauce, whole berry, (1 can)

  • 2 cups green apples, peeled and chopped

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 4 Tbs walnuts, chopped

  • 2 tsp curry powder

Serve this colorful dish for a holiday meal or any night of the week. The sauce is delicious over couscous or rice.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Spray large shallow baking dish with vegetable oil spray. Add oil and shallots (or onions) to baking dish and bake uncovered for 5 minutes.
  • Pour vinegar into the baking dish and stir. Add chicken breasts, basting tops with vinegar/shallot mixture. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Mix together cranberry sauce, apples, dried cranberries, walnuts and curry. Cover chicken with sauce and bake an additional 15–20 minutes until chicken is cooked and sauces bubbles.

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