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New-World Cranberry Molasses

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

—Taste of Home Cooking School


  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup instant grits
  • 1 can cream-style corn (14-3/4 ounces)
  • 1 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the molasses, cranberry sauce, vinegar, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce and barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes; let cool slightly. Reserve 1/4 cup of sauce; set aside. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Grill or broil chicken for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until the juices run clear, basting frequently with barbecue sauce. Remove and keep warm.
  3. To prepare grits, bring chicken stock to a boil and slowly whisk in instant grits. Add the corn and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 6 minutes. Stir in cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve chicken with grits. Drizzle chicken with reserved barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with flat leaf parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 670 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 1795mg sodium, 105g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 4g fiber), 37g protein.

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