Some nights you have no clue what to cook for dinner. Last night was one of those nights. I had partially frozen chicken breast and some other things to go on. Without thinking, I started dicing the chicken breast into small pieces. I love cutting partially frozen chicken, it comes out perfectly!

Thinking about what I had to cook with it I spotted a bag of craisins. A craisin is like a raisin but with cranberries instead of grapes. In other words, awesome!

I had herbs and spices galore with some random veggies floating around. It didn’t take me long to realize I needed to combine the craisins with the chicken. I usually do a chicken salad with craisins but last night was chilly so I wanted hot food. This is what I came up with.

Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice

Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice with carrots. The taste of this dish was out of this world. The sweet and tart flavors went so well with the chicken and rice. Wild rice is the best rice in my eyes; I just love the texture and the colors!

The chicken was moist and in perfect proportions. It was a complete meal in one pot! How’s that for simple?

Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice

For an accidental creation, this was a delicious meal that I just have to share with you. It’s well balanced, full of goodies and even the pickiest eaters will love it.

Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice

So what all is in it?

It is boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed. There’s a cup of wild rice; a cup of craisins, a small yellow onion diced, 2 carrots diced, 2 sprigs of rosemary and sea salt. Of course, there are seasonings too which actually bring it all together. Oh, and wine 🙂 Well, Marsala to be exact – it added that little something that was missing. Don’t worry, the alcohol cooks off.

Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice #Recipe
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  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 small carrots, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Marsala or other red wine
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (or fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced into 1/4 inch pieces


Sautee the onions, carrots, rosemary, and thyme over medium heat (in a medium saucepan) until the onions are translucent.

Stir in the water, wine and wild rice and bring to a boil.Allow to boil for 15 minutes then add remaining ingredients.

Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.



241 cal


1 g


53 g


6 g
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