Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chicken Nachatta

Found this recipe at We Heart Food a while ago, put it in my file and finally made it tonight. Yummmmm! Tender chicken with a delicious flavor. It's easy to put together, but looks and tastes kinda fancy. I *heart* cranberries. I followed the directions except I used 100% cranberry/pomegranate juice in place of the Marsala.
Chicken Nachatta 
2 T. unsalted butter
1 c. thinly-sliced red onion
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, (approx. 1 lb)
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. olive oil
1 T. light brown sugar
1/4 c. chicken broth
3/4 c. Marsala wine (or cranberry juice)
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. heavy cream

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and cook until tender and somewhat browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Coat the chicken breasts with the flour, patting to remove excess.

Add the olive oil to the skillet and heat to medium-high. Add the chicken breasts and brown, 1-2 mintues. Turn the chicken over, add the brown sugar to the skillet, and stir so that it melts. Add the chicken broth and boil until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the Marsala, mushrooms, onions, and dried cranberries. Bring to a boil, add the cream, and lower the heat to medium. Simmer until reduced by half and the chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once or twice. Season to taste with
salt and pepper.

Transfer to plates and top with the pan sauce.  


  1. That sounds really good. I would have to sub the cranberries with something I am not allergic to and replace the sugar with something like apple sauce but sounds really good. I'll have to think what substitutions to use so I can try it.

  2. It looks delicious. I, too love cranberries. Thanks for the recipe.

    Hope you're enjoying life!

  3. Yum! I am going to have to try this. Copy, paste, and printing it off right now!

  4. Absolutely EXCELLENT! I left out the flour and used cream cheese instead to thicken the sauce. My family LOVED this dish! Thank you!

    1. So glad you and your family enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know!!


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