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Chicken with Festive Fruit Sauce

Chicken with Festive Fruit Sauce

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
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  • 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Lemon pepper
  • 2 tbsp Butter, divided
  • 5-oz Mixed dried fruit (blueberries, cranberries, cherries and plums), coarsely chopped
  • 3 - 4 Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup Port wine, or blend of 1/2 cup cranberry juice and 1/2 cup beef broth


  1. Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap, and pound to an even thickness; set aside. In a large resealable plastic bag combine flour and lemon pepper. Add chicken, seal bag and turn to coat evenly.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet melt 1 tbsp of the butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 3 minutes per side to brown.
  3. For the fruit sauce, add fruit and thyme to skillet then stir in port. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 5 – 8 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F.
  4. Transfer chicken to a platter and cover to keep warm.
  5. Simmer fruit sauce over medium-high heat 3 – 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove pan from heat and stir in remaining 1 tbsp butter.
  6. Spoon fruit sauce over chicken and serve.