Chicken and Cherries Recipe

Black cherry soda and Bing cherries make this a sweet chicken dish.

How To Make Chicken and Cherries

Grilled chicken combined with some fresh cherries

  • 6 chicken breast (halves, about 2 lb; boneless and skinless )
  • 17 oz dark sweet Bing cherries (drained)
  • 12 oz black cherry soda
  • 3 tbsp Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend
  • 3 tbsp cherry preserves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  1. Pour ½ of the soda in a big zippered bag. Save the rest.

  2. Mix in 2 tablespoons of the Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend, cherry preserves, lemon juice and olive oil.

  3. Set aside ¼ cup of the marinade to use as a baste.

  4. Add the chicken to the bag, seal it, and refrigerate a few hours (or overnight for more flavor).
  5. Remove chicken from bag and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend.

  6. Grill the chicken, turning and basting with reserved marinade a few times, until no longer pink in center and juices run clear (about 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer), for 10 to 15 minutes.

  7. Pour all remaining marinade, the reserved soda, and the canned cherries into a saucepan.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat. In a cup, dissolve cornstarch in a little water.
  9. Stir into sauce and cook for 2 minutes.

  10. Pour sauce over chicken.

How To Make Chicken and Cherries

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Grilled chicken combined with some fresh cherries

Preparation: 15 mins
Marinate 2 hrs
Cooking: 17 mins
Total: 2 hrs 32 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breast halves, about 2 lb; boneless and skinless
  • 17 oz dark sweet Bing cherries drained
  • 12 oz black cherry soda
  • 3 tbsp Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend
  • 3 tbsp cherry preserves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Pour ½ of the soda in a big zippered bag. Save the rest.

  2. Mix in 2 tablespoons of the Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend, cherry preserves, lemon juice and olive oil.

  3. Set aside ¼ cup of the marinade to use as a baste.

  4. Add the chicken to the bag, seal it, and refrigerate a few hours (or overnight for more flavor).
  5. Remove chicken from bag and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend.

  6. Grill the chicken, turning and basting with reserved marinade a few times, until no longer pink in center and juices run clear (about 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer), for 10 to 15 minutes.

  7. Pour all remaining marinade, the reserved soda, and the canned cherries into a saucepan.
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat. In a cup, dissolve cornstarch in a little water.
  9. Stir into sauce and cook for 2 minutes.

  10. Pour sauce over chicken.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 136mg
  • Calories: 274kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 690mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 138mg
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Vitamin A: 211IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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