Saturday, November 3, 2012

11 #Cranberrylove: Gluten Free Cranberry Chicken

Hey everyone! This month is #cranberrylove, so this month I decided to start my cranberry recipes off with a chicken recipe. This is a really easy recipe, and has a great blend of flavors in it. One of my favorite salads is a cranberry apple chicken salad (I'll add it to the bloghop below so you can find it). I don't know if its because of Thanksgiving and associating cranberry sauce with turkey, but I love combining chicken and cranberries in recipes. You can serve this chicken with your favorite rice recipe and vegetables for a complete meal!

Be sure to check out the recipes for all the other co-hosts this month, and all of the shared recipes in the blog hop. If you'd like to add your favorite cranberry recipe, add it to the blog hop. Also, come join us on twitter and just search for #cranberrylove for this month's recipes. Enjoy!

This month's co-hosts:
Deanna @ Teaspoon of Spice | @tspbasil
Kimberly @ Badger Girl Learns To Cook | @bdgergrl
Evelyne @ Cheap Ethic Eatz |  @cethniceatz
EA @ The Spicy RD | @thespicyrd
Sheila @ Pippi’s In the Kitchen Again | @shlylais
T.R. @ No One Likes Crumbley Cookies | @TRCrumbley
Shulie @ Food Wanderings | @foodwanderings
Becky @ Baking and Cooking: The Tale of Two Loves

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Cranberry Chicken with Gorgonzola

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings 3-4

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
3-4 chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp chopped oregano
1/4 tsp chopped basil
1/4 tsp thyme
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp garlic powder
crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Preheat a pan over medium heat, and add the oil and butter. Dust both sides of the chicken with the salt, pepper, mustard, and herbs. Once the butter has melted and coated the pan, add the chicken. Cook on each side for about 15 minutes.

While the chicken cooks, combine the wine, cranberries, and powder in a bowl, and let it sit.

Once the internal temperature of the chicken is 165F, remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest. Add the soaked cranberries and wine to the pan, and use a spoon to scrape the browned bits of the bottom of the pan, creating a sauce. Cook over medium low heat for about 5-10 minutes.

Serve the chicken on a pan, topped with the cranberry sauce and crumbled Gorgonzola.


  1. T.R.- This looks amazing! It's so funny, I always "forget" you can do savory with cranberry. Can't wait to start experimenting. Great recipe!

    1. thanks! I love using cranberry in savory dishes!

  2. I really wanted to do a savory recipe this month but came up short - this looks and sounds delicious! Love the idea of pairing gorgonzola with chicken & cranberries. Thanks for organizing #cranberrylove!

  3. This looks fantastic! Gorgonzola would go really well with cranberries. I will have to try it soon!

    1. Agreed! I love the combination, especially in salads!

  4. This sounds absolutely delicious! My kids complain that my plain old grilled chicken in "boring", so latelyive been trying new chicken dishes, and I think they would really enjoy this one. Me too!! Looking forward tomore of your #cranberrylove creations this month!

    1. Thanks! Its super tasty and the berries really complement the chicken.

  5. Terrific chicken recipe - love the combination of berries and Gorgonzola!

  6. Chicken is the perfect meat for this kind of sweet and savory combination of flavors. Blue cheese must taste good in this!

    Happy @cranberrylove!

    1. Yup! I've used blue cheese in this recipe as well and that tastes good too!

  7. Love your chicken with the cranberries soaked in the wine. I was going to make a chicken dish also, but then decided to make cheesecake bars. Now, I'll have to try your recipe soon. Thanks for hosting #cranberrylove.