Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What's For Dinner Wednesday - Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Here is another couple of yummy recipes from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food book that I bought. We were surprised at how yummy the beans were. I served these two recipes with a side of broccoli and it made a colorful and yummy meal.

Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Serves 4

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 bone-in chicken breasts (8 ounces each)
1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup cranberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch (mixed with 1 tablespoon water)


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Rub evenly under chicken skin. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; roast skin side up until skin is golden brown and meat is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, melt remaining tablespoon butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 minutes. Add sage and remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme; cook 1 minute. Add broth; simmer until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, 10 to 15 minutes. Strain mixture; return to saucepan.
3. Add cranberries and sugar; boil until berries burst, 5 to 8 minutes. Whisk in cornstarch mixture; return to a boil. Cook until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat (sauce will thicken as it stands). Season with salt and pepper. To serve, spoon sauce over chicken.

Mashed White Beans
Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (19 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Coarse salt and ground pepper


1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 1 minute.
2. Add beans, sage, and 1 1/4 cups water. Cook, stirring often, until beans are hot and liquid thickens, about 4 minutes.
3. Mash beans, leaving some whole. Season with salt and pepper.


Tex said...

Oh my goodness ... this sounds divine, Amanda! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Your family is going to love this!


Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! TFS!! Love the recipes for the cupcakes too. Haven't made any YET, but they look great! Keep the recipes comin'... :) Lisa K