Scarlet Chicken

Scarlet Chicken

1/2 cup dried Bing cherries

1/2 cup dried cranberries

6 whole chicken breasts, cut in half

1 1/2 cups orange juice

1/2 cup sherry

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 teaspoons potato starch

Place the dried fruit in a medium bowl filled with hot water and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside. Lay the chicken pieces, skin side up, in an oblong baking pan. In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice, sherry and brown sugar. Mix well, then stir in the dried cherries and cranberries and potato starch. Stir together, making sure the potato starch is dissolved.

Pour the sauce over the chicken pieces and bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Baste and bake 30 to 40 more minutes, covering the baking pan with aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes.

The chicken should look a little crispy on top, and the sauce should begin to thicken. If the sauce gets too thick, add about 1/4 cup orange juice or water during the last 15 minutes of baking.
 Makes 6 servings

From Zell Schulman, Let My People Eat!

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