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Chicken ‘n Cherries Recipe

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  • Cherry lovers will eat up this simple and tasty recipe that combines chicken with a rich Bing cherry marinade and sauce.
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 2


  • 3 tbsp Chicken Grilling Blend
  • 3 tbsp cherry preserves
  • 12 oz can black-cherry soda
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 17 oz can dark sweet Bing cherries, drained
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast halves


  1. Pour half of the soda into a big zippered bag.
  2. Save the rest to make cherry sauce.
  3. Mix together 2 tablespoons Chicken Grilling Blend, cherry preserves, lemon juice and olive oil.
  4. Set aside 1/4 cup of mixture to use for basting.
  5. Add the chicken to the bag, seal it, turn to coat all the chicken, and refrigerate a few hours (or overnight for more flavor).
  6. Fire up the grill — preferably charcoal — to medium.
  7. Remove chicken from bag and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of Chicken Grilling Blend.
  8. Grill the chicken, turning and basting with reserved marinade a few times, until no longer pink in center and juices run clear (about 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer), 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Pour all remaining marinade, reserved soda and canned cherries into a saucepan.
  10. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  11. In a cup, dissolve cornstarch in a little water.
  12. Stir into sauce and cook 2 minutes.
  13. Pour sauce over chicken.
  14. Serve with cooked rice.