Gluten-Free Chicken Breasts with Cherry-Chocolate Sauce

Chicken dish - dried cherries


¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons salt
4 cups water
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
¼ cup rice flour
1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil
1 ½ tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brandy (optional but good)
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped


1. Dissolve salt and water in a large bowl or zip-top bag. Add chicken and soak for 30 minutes in refrigerator. Remove chicken, rinse with water and pat dry.

2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Pour flour onto a plate and dredge each breast, patting to lightly coat.

3. Melt the oils over medium heat in a heavy 12-inch skillet. Heat up oil. Lay chicken in pan and cook, undisturbed, until brown, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook on second side, undisturbed, until juices begin to clot around pieces, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken and keep warm in oven.

4. Add broth to skillet, scraping to release brown bits. Boil until reduced to 1 cup, 8-10 minutes.

5. Add cherries and vinegar; boil until thickened, 8-10 minutes.

6. Stir in (brandy) and chocolate until melted. Spoon over chicken and serve.

OH my gosh, YUMMY!

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