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Honey-Cherry Chicken

Posted May 17 2010 12:00am

Question: What is a recipe you would like to see ‘healthified?’ And do you have any interest in more vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free recipes? Feel free to leave a comment!

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!

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.

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!

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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