Who said cranberries were just for the fall?  I like to mix it up and enjoy cranberries year round.  This is a great way to incorporate this antioxidant packed fruit in a healthy, savory meal.

Chicken Breast with Cranberry-Thyme Sauce
Makes 4 servings

4 boneless, skinless free-range chicken breasts
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 c onion, chopped
1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 c frozen or fresh cranberries
1 c chicken stock (organic and salt free!!)
1 Tbsp raw honey
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

1.)  Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and top with a sheet of parchment paper.  Pound the chicken breasts out with a mallet to an even thickness, about a 3/4 to a 1/2 inch thickness.  (Don’t have a mallet?  Try using a small cast iron skillet or saucepan.)

2.)  Mix the flour, salt and pepper and use to coat the chicken.

3.)  In a large skillet, add coconut oil over medium-high heat to coat pan.  Place the chicken breasts in the heated oil and sear for about 3 minutes per side until cooked thru.  Transfer chicken to plate and cover loosely to keep warm.

4.)  Lower heat to medium-low and add onion and thyme.  Sautee until soft and golden.  Add cranberries, stock, agave nectar, cayenne and extra sea salt to taste.  Bring to a simmer and cook over medium-high heat until thickened.  Pour over plated chicken breasts and serve.

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. SO GOOD! I was unable to find cranberries (frozen or fresh), so I used raspberries and it worked out really well! NOM!

  2. um, YUM!! TOtally trying with raspberries soon. Great idea!!


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