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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.

Cranberry Orange Chicken

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
Keyword Cranberry Orange Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 408 kcal
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
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large orange zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Prepare Marinade:

  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.

Bake:

  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375F.

  2. Add the chicken to a lightly greased roasting pan, a 8x8 inch pan is enough. Pour the marinade over the chicken.

  3. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cranberries to the pan, spread them evenly.
  4. Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil. Brush over the chicken.

  5. 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.

  6. Garnish with fresh orange zest and fresh cranberries.

  7. You don't need the sauce, it can be discarded at this point. Serve the chicken topped with cranberry sauce.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Potassium 251mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 14g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.