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This post is sponsored by Stoneridge Orchards. All opinions are my own.

Happy Holidays everyone. Thanks for stopping by today. I know you are busy cooking, wrapping, and possibly still shopping for presents. If you are baking for the holidays I'm certain you have dried cherries on hand for putting in cookies and breads. 

I hope that you will try Stoneridge Orchards, dried fruit. They have been farming their own delicious Montmorency Cherries for more than 40 years on their family farm. Stoneridge Orchards offers their berries, that are packed with antioxidants in convenient, re-sealable bags. All of Stoneridge Orchards¹ products are free from artificial colors, flavors, hydrogenated oils and sulfites.

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Don't limit your use of cherries to baked goods they make a terrific sauce for poultry. I whipped up this topping for some chicken the other night and my family loved it. 

Traditionally cherry wine sauce is served over duck in France, but unless you hunt your own duck... it can be rather expensive to come by. Chicken and turkey taste just as good with this bright seasonal sauce.

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Chicken Breast with Dried Cherry Sauce

by Diane Balch

preparation: 15 minutes                            serves: 4


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2.5 pounds)
1/2 cup of dried tart cherries 
about 1 cup red wine
1/2 cup of chicken broth
1 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon or more corn starch for thickening


1) Put cherries in a pyrex measuring cup. Cover with red wine. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Set aside so the cherries can plump. 

2) Whisk 1 teaspoon of corn starch into 1/2 cup chicken broth. Set aside.

3) Heat a large skillet on medium-high melt butter. Salt and pepper the chicken and cook about 5 minutes per side covered. Inside temperature of breasts should be about 160 degrees. 

4) Remove cook chicken and cover loosely with foil. 

5) Turn the skillet up to high and pour just the wine from the cherries that are soaking into the pan.

6) With a metal spatula scrap any brown pieces of chicken from the bottom of the pan. 

7) Slowing whisk in the chicken broth. Lower heat to medium and whisk until sauce begins to thicken then add cherries. (The sauce is not very thick. If you want it thicker put more corn starch in some chicken broth and whisk it before you add it to the wine cherry sauce.) 

8) Pour sauce over the chicken and serve.

Great with mashed potatoes and lemony spinach. 

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  1. Cherries and red wine sound fantastic as a sauce for chicken. Thanks for hosting and happy holidays.

  2. Hi Diane,
    What a lovely Cherry Sauce for the chicken, it looks great and thanks so much for the party.
    Wishing you and your family love, peace and a joyful holiday!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thanks for the feature and the party, Diane ! Cherries and chicken sounds great :-)

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my recipe, Diane! I think you and I have the same taste buds because I'm always drooling over your dishes, lol. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. PS. I LOVE cooking fruit with chicken but have yet to do it with cherries. This looks delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. I always find it funny that when I'm looking at recipes on a party I always click on the same bloggers. Similar tastebuds flock together.
      Merry Christmas to you too Robyn.

  6. Going to have to try your chicken recipe, I love using dried cherries! Thanks for hosting!

  7. A cherry sauce sounds divine! I don't actually use a lot of dried fruits in my baking, though. I like them fresh, or home canned the best.

  8. Hello beautiful! What a great party, and I love being a part of it. Please come and join our party. We would love to party with you. Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Hi Diane, your cherry sauce sounds divine, bet it has a ton of flavor. Happy Holidays!

  10. My son loves any and all cherries. I think he would like this dish!
    Thank you for hosting! Merry Christmas to you and your family

  11. This dish looks amazing! I would love it if this got served at Christmas dinner.

  12. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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  14. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  15. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with our special edition of Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are enjoying your holidays and look forward to seeing you soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!


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