Cranberry Chicken With Gravy Recipe

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Cranberry Chicken with Gravy

Rainn Thomas

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@crymsynrainn

I originally made this because i was sick of typical roasted chicken and had a can of whole cranberry sauce that someone gave me. So the birth of a family heirloom recipe has begun. As my fiance' said "I don't like cranberry sauce at all, but that was awesome." Then he told me I should post it, so here it is.

Don't be afraid to use your hands on this one. the whole cranberries make it difficult to use a brush. This also works well in a rotisserie, but remember to tie the chicken closed and stuff the neck otherwise you will lose the cranberry inside.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

1
roaster chicken, whole
1 can(s)
cranberry sauce, whole cranberries
1/4 c
water
2 Tbsp
cornstarch

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
2
Pour water into your roasting pan.
3
Prep chicken by removing any left over pinfeathers, etc.
4
Place 1/2 of the cranberry sauce in the internal cavity of the chicken and smoosh it all around with your hand.
5
Place small cuts into the skin of the chicken and then use the rest of the sauce as a rub and cover the chicken, making sure that the sauce stays on the chicken (not forgetting to rub the sides, bottom and under the wings and legs).
6
Place chicken in roaster and roast on 350F for 2 hrs.
7
After chicken is done, remove from the pan and let rest 10 mins before carving (this allows the juice to settle and keeps it juicy for serving).
8
Pour the drippings (cranberries and all) into a small sauce pan for gravy and heat on medium until just before boiling.
9
Dip about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of drippings into another bowl, add cornstarch and mix with a whip until smooth.
10
Add cornstarch mix to saucepan and bring to a slow boil, then turn down to simmer and continue stirring to keep from sticking or scorching.
11
After it thickens, remove from heat and pour into a gravy dish.
12
Carve chicken and serve with gravy poured over the chicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken