CRANBERRY ORANGE CHICKEN – ONE PAN

Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, one pan, seasonal meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.

Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, one pan, seasonal meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.Cranberry Orange Chicken is one of the easiest and most delicious fall dinners you can make. I am a huge fan of cranberry orange desserts, I recently made these Cranberry Orange Muffins that are the perfect start of a crisp fall day. The Cranberry Orange Chicken is so good, the tart and juicy cranberries are roasted with the chicken, creating an amazing sauce. The orange zest and orange juice add a lot of favor and brightens to the dish. This is the perfect weeknight meal, or you can even make it for a party, as it looks gorgeous garnished with extra fresh cranberries.

One Pan Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, seasonal meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.

Tips and Tricks to make the perfect One Pan Cranberry Orange Chicken :

  • I like making this dish with chicken thighs, but it works great with chicken breasts as well.
  • For the best flavors, its better to marinate the chicken for a few hours or overnight.
  • Don’t skip the fresh orange zest, it’s what it makes the dish pop-up.
  • For a spicier kick, add 1-2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes.
  • 10 minutes before the chicken is ready, add a handful of more cranberries to the pan, this will add a pop of color to the dish.
  • Serve the chicken garnished with orange zest.

Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, seasonal fall meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.

Since we are on an orange kick here, I highly recommend you try two of my most popular recipes: this Instant Pot Orange Chicken and this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Orange Ham!

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Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, one pan, seasonal meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.
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CRANBERRY ORANGE CHICKEN
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, one pan, seasonal meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 4-5 chicken thighs or breasts with skin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • juice of one fresh orange
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients to a food processor and blend until all combined and you have a smooth mixture.
  2. Add chicken to a large ziplock bag, container or deep dish pan. Pour the marinade over the chicken and marinate for 1 hour or better overnight.
  3. When ready too cook, preheat oven to 375F.
  4. Add the chicken to a lightly greased roasting pan. Pour the marinade over the chicken.
  5. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cranberries to the pan, spread them evenly.
  6. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil. Brush over the chicken.

  7. Turn on the broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the skin on the chicken is crispy. Watch it closely not to burn it.

  8. Garnish with fresh orange zest and fresh cranberries.
  9. Serve!

One Pan Cranberry Orange Chicken is the best seasonal fall meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.

Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, one pan, seasonal meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.
One Pan Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, seasonal meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.
Cranberry Orange Chicken is the perfect, seasonal fall meal made with juicy, tart cranberries and fresh orange juice and zest.

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