The short story of this recipe is: I heard somewhere, and it could be false, that Apples and Onions are in the same flora family. And I said, Apples and Cranberries are good together, so therefore, Onions should go together. And voila! I put them all together with chicken and it was tasty yum yum. However, the last time I made it, remember, when I was blitzed....I messed something up and everything ended up really really pink.
Cranberry Kickin' Apple Pickin' Chicken
1lb Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast
2 Apples, peeled and diced
1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
1 large Onion, diced
10 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 TB butter
Salt and Pepper
2T Brown Sugar
Water (maybe a cup or so)
spicy season salt type of thing
Marinate chicken with onions, garlic, olive oil, craisins, apples, salt and pepper, honey and brown sugar for 4 hours (NOTE—generally, half of the ingredients are used as marinade and the rest in the cooking, except Honey & Brown Sugar.)
Saute onions and garlic in olive oil, until translucent, set aside. Add chicken and saute until nearly cooked through, set aside. Add water and craisins & apples, simmer and reduce, add butter and garlic/onion mixture. Return chicken, cook through.
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dash of BAM
Serve with long grain & wild rice, corn and bread, garnish with more craisins and applesNOTE: I remember rinsing the craisins in warm water, the packaged ones I used seem to have a bit of a waxy covering...?
It's really tasty! When I make it again, I'll make sure to double check everything and note that here.