Cranberry Asian Chicken

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I am always trying to figure out new ways to cook chicken. You can use fresh, defrosted or frozen chicken in this dish. I used frozen chicken. Follow the guidelines in the following article. Be sure not to over crowd your dish and cook longer than if the chicken was defrosted or fresh.

This chicken dish has some Asian spices as well as a seasonal favorite of cranberries. I pray every day for inspiration and every day about dinner time I get inspired. I had cranberries in my fridge and thought it would go well with powdered Tamarind and Coconut Aminos Garlic Sauce which is a very Asian flavored seasoning. The flavor combination is salty and tart. Make with a salad and a sweet potato or squash for a complete meal.

If you follow my blog then you know I am not a wine drinker. My tastes run a little sweeter than most people. I use Moscato wine as that is the wine that is normally in my fridge. Everyone has there own preferences. Please use a wine you drink.

Nutritional Information is listed below.


4 chicken breasts

1 tablespoon Tamarind Powder

1 tablespoon boiling water

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon Coconut Aminos Garlic Sauce

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 cup chopped fresh cranberries

1/2 cup white wine

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup green beans


Preheat oven to 350. Grease a covered oven dish. Combine tamarind and boiling water. Chop the cranberries in a small food processor. Combine garlic powder, salt, Coconut amino garlic sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, chopped cranberries from the food processor, wine, and broth. Place green beans in the bottom of the covered dish top with chicken breasts. Spread some of the sauce over all the chicken pieces. Pour the remaining sauce in the bottom of the dish. Place the lid on the covered dish. Cook 45 minutes to an hour. If using frozen chicken cook 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. After an hour remove the dish from the oven. Place the chicken and green beans on a plate.


Sauce for Chicken

chicken juices from above

1/8 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

3 tablespoons water


Pour the juices from the chicken out into a pan add balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Add tapioca and flour together until it is a slurry. Pour slurry into the juices from the chicken and stir until thick. Use to dip your chicken into.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g 6 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg 24 %
Sodium 451 mg 19 %
Potassium 336 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 %
Sugars 13 g
Protein 28 g 55 %
Vitamin A 4 %
Vitamin C 6 %
Calcium 5 %
Iron 9 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks like something I need to try! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. It is yummy. Let me know what you think if you try it. Have a wonderful day/night!

    2. Let me know if you try it. Thanks so much for the kind words. Have a marvelous day/night!

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