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Cherry Chicken

Daveeda

"Lightly floured chicken pieces with the sweet flavoring of dark cherries and orange slices make a great entree that can be served over rice or alone with a salad for a lighter meal. Boneless pieces can be used if desired."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 1149 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then coat with flour. Fry in the hot oil until browned, turning as needed. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until meat is tender and juices run clear.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan, and pour off all but 1/4 cup of the drippings. Return to medium heat and stir in the cherries, reserving some of the cherry liquid for later. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the reserved cherry liquid, then stir into the pan. Cook, stirring gently, until thickened.
  3. Add orange slices and almonds to the skillet, then return the chicken pieces to the skillet. Spoon sauce over the chicken to coat, and simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Toasting almonds
  • Almonds can be toasted in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1149 calories; 61.6 g fat; 85.1 g carbohydrates; 63.4 g protein; 222 mg cholesterol; 751 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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If you're looking for a restaurant-quality, fruited chicken dish, this is it! It's cherry season in Washington State, so I used 1 pound of fresh Bing cherries, halved & pitted them, then tossed ...

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This is a good basic meal, except for the orange; nobody can eat this recipe with all the orange peel cooked in it. If you chop the peel in larger pieces and then remove before serving, might wo...

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If you're looking for a restaurant-quality, fruited chicken dish, this is it! It's cherry season in Washington State, so I used 1 pound of fresh Bing cherries, halved & pitted them, then tossed ...

I'm merely a beginner to the culinary arts scene, and I screwed this one a good bit. I used boneless breasts instead of a whole chicken. I didn't heat the oil enough before I put the chicken in ...

My daughter, who is homeschooled, saw this recipe and decided to make it for home economics. I really didn't think it was going to be that great, but it was! This has so much flavor and the c...

Delicious.....even my picky husband gave it the thumbs up! Chicken was moist and had great flavor. The cherry sauce is to die for, and a great way to make this dish even more healthy. I did not ...

This is Delicious, It's a dish that was a House Specialty in the Chinese Restaurant I ate at once!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's totally good if you use Marachino Cherries instead of the the other ones if yo...

This is a good basic meal, except for the orange; nobody can eat this recipe with all the orange peel cooked in it. If you chop the peel in larger pieces and then remove before serving, might wo...

It was good but not great. I used only 1 tbsp of olive oil to cut the fact content and used chicken breasts instead of whole chicken. I also used fresh cherries from my tree, tossing them with...

Good basic recipe and doesn't need a lot of sugar. I don't eat meat so I substituted "Chikin Strips" from MorningStar's Meal Starters, reduced the sugar to 1 Tbspn., added 1/2 sliced onion, 1 s...

should be 10 stars