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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Toasting almonds

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

Nutrition Facts

1149 calories; 61.6 g total fat; 222 mg cholesterol; 751 mg sodium. 85.1 g carbohydrates; 63.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
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 with a couple tablespoons of sugar and let sit a few hours prior to making the recipe. This made enough cherry juice to make the sauce later on. I also opted to bake the chicken in olive oil instead of pan-frying (I left out the flour when baking). When I was done making the sauce I just poured it over the chicken in the baking pan and returned to the oven for 10 minutes. It was absolutely delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2010
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 work better. Also...there is not enough liquid. You look at the photo the chicken is swimming in it. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
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 with a couple tablespoons of sugar and let sit a few hours prior to making the recipe. This made enough cherry juice to make the sauce later on. I also opted to bake the chicken in olive oil instead of pan-frying (I left out the flour when baking). When I was done making the sauce I just poured it over the chicken in the baking pan and returned to the oven for 10 minutes. It was absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
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 with a couple tablespoons of sugar and let sit a few hours prior to making the recipe. This made enough cherry juice to make the sauce later on. I also opted to bake the chicken in olive oil instead of pan-frying (I left out the flour when baking). When I was done making the sauce I just poured it over the chicken in the baking pan and returned to the oven for 10 minutes. It was absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
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 and the flour burnt to the bottom of the pan in a nice crispy sheet. I scraped it off and kept going though and the end result was sensational. The sauce was delicious; sweet tangy and thick. This was my first crack at an allrecipes recipe and I will definitely be trying it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
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 combination of flavors is just wonderful! My whole family loved it! I told my daughter she should make it at least once a month!! This one is definately a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
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 have an orange so I added a splash of orange juice. I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2010
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 work better. Also...there is not enough liquid. You look at the photo the chicken is swimming in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2006
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 you want SWEETNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
should be 10 stars Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2009
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 shredded carrot garlic powder and 2 Tbspn. oyster sauce and 2 Tbspn. cooking sherry before the corn starch mix is added. I also used fresh cherries to reduce the sugar content split with and pitted with a small serrated pairing knife. It is a great way to use up some of those leftover summer cherries. I served it with sauteed gnocchi and asparagus for a dinner entree. Thanks for the inspiration. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2010
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 sugar and letting them sit for a few hours as another reviewer suggested. We just weren't crazy about it. I probably won't make it again. Read More
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