Cranberry Raisin Mustard Chicken – Easy and Delicious


Last night I made this dish. The only change I would make is to use Chicken thighs as well as breasts – we like dark meat – but other than that – it was delicious.



1 lb skinless chicken breasts ( we would use half lb of thighs and half pound of breasts)
3 tablespoons curry powder
2 teaspoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves ( this is to taste – we don’t like cloves so I left this out – your choice)
1 (15 ounce) can Del Monte crushed   tomatoes with mild green chilies ( if you don’t have these, use plain chopped tomatoes in a can instead – I like Pomi brand)
1 (15 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken   broth ( I use Better than Bouillon which is not low sodium and it was just fine)
1 cup dried sweetened cranberries ( I used a combination of Golden Raisins and Cranberries because I ran out of Cranberries and it was yummy and pretty too!)
1 tablespoon minced ginger ( I used 2 tsp of ground ginger and 2 tsp of chopped candied ginger because that was all I had)
2  tbsp.of Olive Oil ( or Olive oil spray to save some calories)  and 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste 

Chicken Breasts raw

  1. Use a generous spray ( or two Tbsp of cooking oil in a large sized pot.
  2. Cut the chicken into small cubes and add them into pot with 1 teaspoon of curry powder.
  3. Cook on medium-high heat until brown stirring frequently. (5-10 minutes).
  4. Transfer to bowl or plate.
  5. Add butter, onion and mustard seeds to pot and cook until seeds pop and onion browns. (2-5 minutes).
  6. Return chicken to pot.
  7. Sprinkle remaining curry and cloves to pot and cover  chicken.
  8. Stir in tomatoes, broth, cranberries, ginger and salt.
  9. Bring to boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until  chicken is cooked. (10-20 minutes).
  10. Add water if needed.
  11. Serve over jasmine basmati or brown rice.

Here is a picture of Curry – such a great smell!

Curry powder and leaves


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