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Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach

Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach

Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach is a quick and easy main dish, and perfect for an everyday meal or entertaining – juicy, tender Chicken glazed with Cherry jelly/jam.

Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach

A couple of weeks ago I wanted to make a special dinner for hubby and myself. For the main dish I wanted something quick and easy as we were having a 4 course dinner.

The glazed Chicken with Cherries and Baby Spinach were both, easy and quick. And above all, mouthwatering !

I used my George Foreman grill (the side with the lid) and the Chicken was ready in 10 minutes. Besides brushing the fillets with the glaze mix towards the end, the prepping is minimal.

Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach

This glazed Chicken with Cherries and Baby Spinach is the perfect meat dish for Valentine’s Day and can be served with just about any side dishes.

Think baked potatoes with sour cream, topped with a sprinkle of chopped Chives. And, depending on the weather in your area, a side salad or two, or vegetable sides.

My Creamed Spinach with Mozzarella (as a vegetable side) would also be great to serve with the Chicken.

Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach

I absolutely love the taste of the simple glaze and it literally takes a minute to prepare. The Chicken is juicy and so tender, a knife is almost not needed.

Of course I am also a huge fan of anything Cherry, especially fresh, sweet, juicy Cherries ! And in my humble opinion, Cherries and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand.

We are not sure whether we will celebrate Valentine’s Day at home or maybe book at a restaurant. But, if we do stay in, I am definitely making this Chicken dish.

Valentine’s Day appetizer ideas :

Valentine’s Day dessert ideas :

Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach

Last but not least, this is a such a healthy recipe (besides the bit of sugar in the jelly/jam) ! So if you are still on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, this is for you.

If only cooking for two, simply half all the ingredients in the recipe. Or keep any leftover Chicken in a sealed container (once cooled) in the refrigerator and use sliced in a salad for lunch the next day.

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Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach

5 from 5 votes
Glazed Chicken with Cherries and Baby Spinach
Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Glazed Chicken With Cherries And Baby Spinach is a quick and easy main dish, and perfect for an everyday meal or entertaining - juicy, tender Chicken glazed with Cherry jelly

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 4 large Chicken Fillets (skinless, boneless chicken breasts)
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 TB Olive Oil divided
  • 3 TB Sour Cherry Jelly/Jam
  • 1 TB Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 cups Cherries pitted and halved (Fresh if available)
  • Handful Baby Spinach
Instructions
  1. Brush the Chicken Fillets with 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and season with Salt and Black Pepper to taste

  2. Heat a griddle pan, health griller or George Foreman grill - cook the Chicken until done (about 15 minutes, turning over halfway) - If using the George Foreman the Chicken will be ready in around 10 minutes

  3. Meanwhile combine the Cherry Jelly (or Jam), remaining 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and the Balsamic Vinegar in a small bowl - start brushing the Chicken with the glaze about 2 minutes before done and repeat a couple of times

  4. Transfer the cooked, glazed Chicken to serving plates - top with Cherries and arrange the Baby Spinach leaves on top

  5. Serve immediately

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Marjory

Monday 5th of February 2018

A perfect special occassion dinner that's quick to make! The cherry topping is divine.

Sues

Monday 5th of February 2018

I love cherries and think it's so fun when they're involved in savory dishes. This looks great!

Rebecca

Monday 5th of February 2018

I bet this is yummy!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Monday 5th of February 2018

What a delicious and colourful looking dish! I love the idea of adding cherries to the dish - what a burst of flavour!

Sarah

Monday 5th of February 2018

I've never thought of pairing chicken and cherries together before! I love both, so I bet it tastes amazing! Can't wait to give this a try!

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