Homemade Cranberry Sauce Chicken

Kick canned cranberry sauce to the curb! Here’s a fresh, homemade version that’s so delicious, it  earned an  upgrade from modest side dish to star of the holiday show. For big family feasts or a healthy dinner any day of the year, cover baked chicken with this tangy, naturally sweet topping, made in minutes on your stovetop with  a few simple, wholesome ingredients.

Baked Chicken with Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Recipe by Amy Clevenger, fitfunandfantastic.com

Serves 2-4


2 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup water
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
Stevia, to taste
4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place chicken breasts on baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Bake about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

3. In large pot over medium heat, place cranberries, water, vanilla, honey and stevia; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 7 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool and thicken.

4. Pour cranberry sauce over chicken; serve.


About Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include Fantastically-Fit.com and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutherine University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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