Honey-Cherry Chicken

This morning I went to the farmers market and saw the first cherries of the season! I knew that I wanted to find a way to incorporate them into dinner. This was so delicious!

Recipe: Serves 2

Pit 3 handfuls (~1 cup) of cherries.

Heavily spray a pan with canola oil and place on the stove on medium heat-high heat. Add the cherries and 3 tablespoons of water. Cover and bring to a bubble. Reduce to medium heat.

Add 3 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar. Mash the cherries (consider doing a better job than I did).

Cut 1 large chicken breast into two portions (or use 2 small chicken breasts). Use 1 tbsp honey to coat the pieces.

Place the chicken in the pan with the cherries. Cover and let cook for a few minutes. Once the chicken breasts appear mostly white, flip them over. Cover in cherry sauce and continue to cook for a couple more minutes.

Scrape the chicken and the cherry sauce onto a plate. Use the extra sauce to mix with whole grain brown rice. And don’t forget your veggies!

Benefits:

Vinegar * helps increase calcium absorption, controls blood sugar levels, and temporarily increases the body’s tendency to burn fat instead of glycogen for energy

Cherries * contain vitamins A and C and potassium. Also contain the antioxidants anthocyanins, which protect the body from cancer!

Chicken * a lean source of protein and B vitamins!

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4 thoughts on “Honey-Cherry Chicken

  1. I loveee cherries- why doesn’t my store carry them ? 😦

    Also, was your pic taken on the floor? lol I had to laugh because I take most of mine on the floor too! (It’s the lighting)

  2. I need to get my hands on some cherries…I haven’t had them in so long! YUM! Oh, and your comment about oats on my post…pumpkin oats are the absolute best! I have an addiction to them and stay away for special occasions! My hands and feet started to turn orange…I know…too much!

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