This 5-ingredient recipe was created by Jennifer D. and was selected as the winning recipe in the Just BARE Just 5 Cooking Challenge in 2011.

Instructions

  1. Rub chicken with 1-1/2 teaspoons salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in skillet; cook 3 minute or until golden brown. Turn; cook about 3 minutes longer. Remove from skillet to a plate; set aside.

  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet; reduce heat to medium. Add onions and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden brown.

  3. Meanwhile, cover cherries with 1/2 cup water; let stand until onions are browned. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cherries with water. Add 5 thyme springs and nestle chicken on top of onions. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover skillet. Cook chicken about 20 minutes or until tender and no longer pink in center.

  4. Remove thyme sprigs; serve chicken on top of onion-cherry mixture. Garnish with remaining fresh thyme leaves.

Variations

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking.