Cranberry Chicken

The combination of the sweetness-tartness of the cranberries combined with the crunch of the walnuts is surprisingly good!

1½ lb. whole chicken, cut up (or equivalent in thighs, breasts, etc.)
extra virgin olive oil (for sauté)
1/2 med. onion, chopped
1 T. ginger, minced (or 1/4 t. ground ginger)
1 t. orange zest
1/2 C. orange juice
1/4 C. sherry wine
1½ C. cranberry sauce
1/2 C. walnuts
1/4 C. sugar (optional)

Sauté the chicken pieces in EVOO. Add onion, ginger, orange zest, orange juice and sherry. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, turning the chicken once or twice. Add cranberry sauce and walnuts, sprinkle with sugar if you're a sweetness freak (I'm not), then simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Note: The original recipe called for 3/4 C. sugar. I use only 1-2 T. sugar myself. I'm going to try this recipe using fresh cranberries and I'll update it after my experiment. You would want to add more sugar if you use fresh cranberries.

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