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Cranberry, Pine Nut and Parsley Gremolata Chicken

This Cranberry, Pine Nut and Parsley Gremolata Chicken is such a great combination of flavors. Sweet cranberries, creamy pine nuts and the fresh hit of parsley and lemon. Plus it is so quick to put together!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 4
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 4 chicken breasts -¬†skinless and boneless
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

For the Gremolata

  • 3 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp toasted pine nuts see notes
  • 1 lemon


  • Lay the chicken breast out on a chopping board, cover with greaseproof paper and pound the chicken breasts with a smooth meat mallet or rolling pin until it has a uniform thickness.
  • Pour the olive oil over the chicken breasts and season both sides with salt and pepper. Let the chicken sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a fry pan over a medium high heat, add the chicken breasts and cook for 7 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan, place on a warm plate and cover with foil to rest.
  • Whilst the chicken is resting, chop the parsley and cranberries together, add the toasted pine nuts and the zest from 1 lemon.
  • Once the chicken has rested for 7 minutes, slice it across the grain and serve with the gremolata on top.


To toast pine nuts, put them in a cold fry pan with no oil. Heat them over a medium heat until golden and toasted. one toasted immediately remove them from the pan as they will continue to cook and can easily burn.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 19.5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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