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chicken thighs topped with cranberry sauce in a baking dish

Cranberry Orange Chicken

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 645kcal
Author: Sarah Holt
This Cranberry Orange Chicken will impress everyone! Homemade cranberry sauce and chicken thighs come together for the perfect combination
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 large orange juiced and zested
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt, pepper and garlic cloves.
  • Add the rice and water to a casserole dish. Place chicken thighs on top of the rice.
  • Begin making the cranberry sauce by adding cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, honey, cinnamon, balsamic vinegar and rosemary to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until the cranberries burst and thicken, about 10 minutes.
  • Once thickened, turn off the heat. Spread the cranberry sauce over the chicken thighs.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil from the dish and continue to bake (uncovered) for another 20-30 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Transfer chicken to plates along with the rice and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Chicken
Serving Size
 
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
645
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
28.73
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
166.69
mg
56
%
Sodium
 
724.5
mg
32
%
Potassium
 
558.67
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
64.21
g
21
%
Fiber
 
4.33
g
18
%
Sugar
 
20.53
g
23
%
Protein
 
31.78
g
64
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vitamin A
 
283.04
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
31.79
mg
39
%

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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