Friday, November 19, 2010

Creamy Chicken & Cranberry-Pecan Wild Rice

Take a simple chicken-and-rice meal to the next level by jazzing up the rice and rounding it out with a deliciously creamy sauce. With this wine to accompany the chicken, it was a very tasty meal! The glass grapes on the wine bottle are actually napkin holders but I found they look nice on the wine bottle too! They were on sale at our local Peebles store for $1.25 each so I got 4 of this color and 4 light colored ones. I'll show them in a future post. I have a bottle of red and light wine sitting on the counter with the grapes on them which looks very cute. Some raffia could also be added.

Creamy Chicken & Cranberry-Pecan Wild Rice
2 tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. each dried thyme leaves and black pepper
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tbs. oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecan pcs., toasted
6 green onions, sliced, divided
1 pkg. (6oz.) long grain & wild rice side dish, prepared as directed on pkg.
1 cup fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth
6oz. cream cheese, cubed
Mix flour, thyme and pepper; coat chicken with flour mixture. Heat oil in skillet, cook 5 - 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Stir cranberries, pecans and 1/3 cup of the onions into cooked rice; spoon onto serving platter. Remove chicken from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet. Place chicken over rice mixture; cover to keep warm. Add broth to skillet; stir to break up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add cream cheese, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until cream cheese is melted and sauce starts to thicken, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Spoon some of the sauce over chicken; sprinkle with remaining onions. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.


  1. That looks delicious, Mary. How are you doing? A very blessed Tgiving to you.
    I am having a white Christmas party on the 15th. I know you have white dishes. Details on my sidebar, and a 55 dollar gift cert give away too. Join in!

  2. Hi Kathleen, hope your Thanksgiving was great! I am doing ok, trying to keep busy & the days seem to fly by so that's good. I may join in on the Christmas party...depending on what kind of idea I can come up with! lol. My creative side seems to be taking a vacation! I know there will be lots of awesome settings.