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Dining Room Chicken

Dining Room Chicken
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Here's a dish that's worthy of being served in a fancy dining room! Our Dining Room Chicken recipe looks and tastes like it was made in a restaurant, but is actually easy enough to whip up anytime. Your guests won't believe you made it yourself!

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 chicken (3 to 4 pounds), quartered
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 (17-ounce) can apricot halves in syrup, drained, chopped, and divided, with syrup reserved

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray. Evenly sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mustard and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Rub mixture over chicken then place chicken in pan; cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining brown sugar, the cornstarch, cranberry sauce, half the apricots, and the reserved syrup; mix well.
  5. Uncover chicken and pour cranberry mixture over it; return chicken to oven and bake, uncovered, 30 to 35 additional minutes, or until juices run clear. Place chicken on a serving platter and garnish with remaining apricot pieces.


  • These leftovers make a great special fruity chicken salad. Just cut the chicken into chunks and toss with mayonnaise.
  • To make sure your gang enjoys every last bit of this delicious sauce, be sure to serve this with our Festive Rice.

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this sounds sooo good and fit for special occasions. but, could it be broken down to use boneless, skinless chicken breast?

While we have not tried this recipe using chicken breasts, we believe it could work. We recommend cutting all the ingredients in half and baking chicken breasts for 20-25 minutes, uncovered, then cooking ingredients for sauce in a saucepan before pouring over cooked chicken. We'd love to hear how it turns out for you!


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