Coconut Almond Cranberry Chicken Recipe

This coconut almond cranberry chicken recipe is quick to make on a busy weeknight!

It took some doing, but even Mini Chef loved this one!

Clean Eating Coconut Almond Cranberry Chicken in a white bowl, shown up close. You see the chances of chicken, the red cranberries and plenty of spinach.

We sat down at the dinner table, and I put this bowl in front of him. I’m not sure if it was his mood or if he just didn’t want to eat what I was serving, but he crossed his arms way up high on his little chest, tucked his chin in, and stared down at the table. He avoided any eye contact with his dinner. In fact, he tried very hard to avoid eye contact with both my ex-husband and myself as well. For whatever reason, he was just determined that this one bowl of food was not going into his tummy, no matter what.

Well, thankfully, we have a sense of humor around here. Both I and my ex-husband started making funny faces at him until he just could no longer hold in his giggles. At that point, I managed to shovel one small piece of chicken into his now smiling mouth, and his eyes lit up immediately. I asked him if he liked it, and he enthusiastically shook his head yes. His bad mood was instantly gone. (Aaaah, the power of food over the male species. It never ceases to amaze me…)

So, needless to say, we had a very enjoyable dinner. And I will definitely be making this bowl of deliciousness again!

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Clean Eating Coconut Almond Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Coconut Almond Cranberry Chicken

A deliciously easy meal you can serve a few different ways.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 252kcal


  • ½ cup almonds (chopped)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can light coconut milk
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (I used fruit juice sweetened cranberries from Whole Foods or amazon)
  • 4 cups raw spinach leaves (tightly packed when measuring)
  • 2 lb. chicken breast (chopped into bite-sized pieces)
  • ½ tsp. fresh ginger (finely grated with a microplane)
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Combine all ingredients in a large pan and cook over medium to medium-high until the chicken is fully cooked through. 
  • Serve by itself or over brown rice or whole grain pasta.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include suggested brown rice or whole grain pasta.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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  1. Great thank you! I actually made it this evening, and it was delicious! So healthy too! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks again for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Danielle – My pleasure! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 😀

  2. How long does this take to cook?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katy – Depends on how thick your chicken pieces are. I would guess about 20-30 minutes, give or take.

  3. Also, should this be covered while cooking?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katy – I did not cover it when I made it.

  4. OMG, this is probably the best chicken recipe I have tried so far. I cannot stand dry chicken and fortunately this dish was super juicy, sweet, and delicious! I even brought the leftovers to work for lunch today. Tonight we will be trying your black bean, sweet potato, and turkey recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kimi – I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 😀

  5. Is it possible to get the nutritional value of this dish? Thank you, I just love your recipe’s.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – Sadly, no. I had to stop offering nutrition data due to liability issues and am in the process of removing it all from my site. However, has a great calculator that will import the recipe for you using only the URL. Really quick and easy!

  6. Can you sub almond milk for coconut?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katy – You could try it, but it would definitely change the flavor and I’m not sure if it would hold up well. Worth a shot though!