Sweet and Tangy Chicken with Cherries


Source: Adapted from A Taste of Home
Prep time: 1 hourCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 1/2 hours

Description

This tender chicken bakes in a savory sauce that combines cherries with soy sauce, orange juice and ginger. The sweet cherries give it a beautiful red glaze.

Ingredients

1/2 cup
soy sauce
4 tablespoons
brown sugar
3 tablespoons
butter
12 ounces
sweet cherries
1/2 cup
orange juice
2 tablespoons
lemon juice
2 teaspoons
ginger
3 pounds
chicken
1 clove
garlic

Instructions

Set aside 1/3 cup cherries. In a blender, combine orange juice and remaining cherries; cover and process until smooth. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, garlic and ginger; blend again and set aside.

In a large Dutch oven or oven-proof pot over medium heat, brown chicken on all sides in butter. Top with sauce. Turn all chicken pieces skin-side down.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes.

Turn chicken pieces skin-side up. Top with reserved cherries. Continue to bake, uncovered about 30 minutes longer, or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with a slotted spoon over white rice.

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