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How to throw an easy Friendsgiving

Today’s post is sponsored by Hero Fruit Spreads. I received promotional product and compensation. All opinions are my own. 


It’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. The holidays don’t always feel like the holidays for us because a lot of the time, we’re away from our family. But luckily, we have wonderful friends and have always had a place to go if we wanted to. Sometimes we like to stay home but other times we like to be around the people we love.

My husband is going to be gone for training over Thanksgiving so I wanted to make sure he had a nice Thanksgiving-ish meal before he left. I didn’t want to make a whole turkey (I’m not a huge fan of making them anyways…I get weird about it haha) so I decided to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal…with Hero Red Currant Chicken Sautee as the main dish.

Friendsgiving doesn’t have to be an elaborate event. It’s really about sharing a meal, giving thanks, and spending time with your friends, right? SO how do you throw an easy Friendsgiving?

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Red Currant Sautee Chicken:






1 lb boneless chicken breast: cut in strips
4 oz. Hero Red Currant Fruit Spread
2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
½ tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. WATER
½ tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Onion Powder
1 clove: finely minced garlic
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
Total Time
30 min.
Mix all ingredients (except chicken) in microwavable bowl.
Microwave on HIGH for 15 seconds. Be sure sugar is melted. Stir together.
On stove top, brown the chicken for 12 minutes.
Stir in mixture and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes.
It was seriously gone before I could even get a second helping. And it was so easy to make! No one could figure out what the secret ingredient was and I’m not sure I’ll ever tell….Jk.. I’ll share it with everyone I know because it was SO good and so simple!
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  • Brittany Harris

    I’ve never used jam to make my chicken. I’ll have to try it. It looks really festive. Thanks for the recipe

  • Emily

    This looks so yummy! I’d love to host a Friendsgiving one of these years.

  • kara

    I can’t wait to host my first friendsgiving! You make it look really easy 🙂

  • Christine

    The recipe looks easy and delicious. I love the table spread and the idea of throwing a “Friends-giving” event.

  • Kitty

    We have been invited to a friends giving this year 😊… Your arrangements and food are just perfect 😍👍🏼

  • Kelly

    These look and sound incredible, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Alexis

    I’m really hoping to throw a Friendsgiving next year. I’m hoping some of our friends will be more mature and enjoy it more. This all looks so good!

  • What a doable recipe! I just might have to make that tonight in preparation for Thanksgiving.

    Coming Up Roses

    • Samantha

      Let me know what you think! xo

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