Chicken with Cranberry Compote Recipe


4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup chopped, peeled tart apple
1/4 cup cranberry juice
3 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice


Place chicken in a large shallow bowl. Combine lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate. Meanwhile, place cranberries in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand for 15 minutes. In a 2-qt. saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add celery and onion; saute until onion is tender. Reduce heat to medium. Drain cranberries; add to celery mixture with apple. Stir in cranberry juice, apple juice and vinegar. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in coriander and allspice. Cover and keep warm. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. In a large skillet, melt remaining butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn; cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 10 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Place chicken on a serving platter on top with cranberry compote.