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The Best Cranberry Chicken

This rosemary cranberry chicken just looks like Christmas to me. The beautiful sprigs of rosemary and bright red cranberries will delight your family on Christmas night.  
 
 
 
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Christmas dinner does not need to be intimidating or difficult. Take this beautiful recipe for instance. This cranberry chicken would be delicious served on a bed of rice, with mashed potatoes and wonderful vegetables. For a low carb choice, serve it with cauliflower rice or just steamed vegetables.  Try it with a soft dinner roll and maybe some sweet honey butter and cranberry sauce on the side. 
 
This recipe does not have to be held just for Christmas but can be made any night of the year. It can be easily doubled or tripled for a bigger family or for when company comes to call and you want something beautiful and delicious to serve up. 
 

Can Rosemary Be Used In Chicken? 

Yes, rosemary is a wonderfully fragrant herb that really works well with poultry. We like to even use this with a whole chicken and place springs inside to permeate the breast of the chicken and give it a really great flavor. 
 

What Herbs Go Best With Chicken?

Some of our favorite herbs to use with chicken are cilantro, sage, oregano, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, and garlic too. 

How Do You Make Chicken More Flavorful?

You can marinate your chicken overnight to infuse lots of flavor in it or you can brine your chicken to add lots of moisture, tenderness, and flavor to your meat and make it a recipe that is not easily forgotten.

What Is Rosemary Good For?

Rosemary is a large growing evergreen shrub that hails from the Mediterranean area that has been used in cooking and in medicine for thousands of years.  Today it is widely used in cooking and adds an earthy taste to your dishes. Dr. Josh Axe’s article is wonderful showing the amazing health benefits of this amazing herb. According to Flushing Hospital, the Rosemary plant is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that are thought to help with your immune system, circulation, and memory and so much more.  In Their article on Rosemary, Medical News Today says that it looks like it can improve concentration, digestion and help with brain aging. 

What Are The Health Benefits Of Cranberries?

Many consider cranberries a superfood with their very high antioxidant and nutrient levels. Medical News Today says that consuming cranberries can lower one’s chances of getting a urinary tract infection.  They are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and vitamin e. 

 

Cranberry Chicken Recipe

serves 4

What you need for cranberry chicken:

  • 9×3 Baking Dish
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Ziplock Bag
  • Hot Pan Holders
  • Apron
  • Meat thermometer

Cranberry Chicken Marinade

The juice of 1 orange

1/3 cup frozen or fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons avocado oil
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup white wine

Cranberry Chicken

2 Thigh/leg quarters
1 Tablespoon avocado oil
Himalayan Pink Salt to taste
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
 
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Directions For  Cranberry Chicken:

  • Place all marinade ingredients in the blender and blend.
  • Place chicken in a bag and pour marinade over chicken.
  • Marinate for   30 minutes to overnight in a ziplock bag.
  • Place chicken and marinade in a 9×3 baking dish, scrape marinade off of the chicken, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
  • Add rosemary sprigs, and bake at 375 until meat reaches 165F.
  • Turn on the broiler and broil cranberry rosemary chicken for 5 minutes or until the skin is golden and crispy.
 
This would be delicious with our rosemary dinner rolls.
 
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Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken | a pan with cooked chicken and sprigs of rosemary and whole red cranberries | rosevinecottagegirls.com

Ingredients

  • Marinade
  • The juice of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • Chicken
  • 2 Thigh/leg quarters
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • Himalayan Pink Salt to taste
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Instructions

Place all marinade ingredients in the blender and blend.
Place chicken in a bag and pour marinade over chicken.
Marinate 30 minutes to overnight in a ziplock bag.
Place chicken and marinade in a 9x3 baking dish, scrape marinade off of the chicken, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
Add rosemary sprigs, and bake at 375 until meat reaches 165F.
Turn on the broiler and broil cranberry rosemary chicken for 5 minutes or until the skin is golden and crispy.

 

 

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