Hoisin & Cranberry Roasted Chicken

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Mild-mannered chicken breast sings when it’s doused in a sweet-and-salty cranberry-hoisin pan sauce. Serve with roasted acorn squash and sautéed chard or kale.

Hoisin & Cranberry Roasted Chicken
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

  • 2 bone-in chicken breasts, (about 12 ounces each), skin removed, trimmed

  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder, (see Notes)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 large shallot, minced

  • 1/4 cup dry sherry, (see Notes)

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cranberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)

  • 1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce, (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

Directions
  1. 1/2 breast & 1/4 cup sauce each

  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  3. Cut each chicken breast in half on the diagonal to get 4 portions about equal in weight. (Two will be smaller but thicker, the other two larger but thinner.) Sprinkle the chicken with five-spice powder and salt. Place 3 tablespoons flour in a shallow dish. Dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, skinned-side down, and cook until brown on the bottom, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer the chicken, skinned-side up, to a baking sheet. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 165°F, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Return the pan to medium heat, add shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add sherry and cranberries; cook until the sherry is reduced by about half and the cranberries are beginning to soften, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup broth; bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are very soft, about 3 minutes more.

  5. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon flour and 1/4 cup broth in a small bowl. Whisk the mixture into the sauce and cook, whisking, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in hoisin sauce and brown sugar.

  6. When the chicken is done, return the pan to medium heat, add the chicken, turn to coat with the sauce and reheat until the sauce is warm. Serve the chicken with the sauce.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
280
Carbohydrates
16g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
6g
Protein
27g
Cholesterol
68mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
341mg
Sodium
574mg
Added Sugars
4g
Exchanges
1 carbohydrate (other)
3 1/2 lean meat
2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1

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