Cranberry Chicken with Gravy

Cranberry Chicken With Gravy Recipe

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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I originally made this because i was sick of typical roasted chicken and had a can of whole cranberry sauce that someone gave me.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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

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

How to Make Cranberry Chicken with Gravy

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  • 2Pour water into your roasting pan.
  • 3Prep chicken by removing any left over pinfeathers, etc.
  • 4Place 1/2 of the cranberry sauce in the internal cavity of the chicken and smoosh it all around with your hand.
  • 5Place 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).
  • 6Place chicken in roaster and roast on 350F for 2 hrs.
  • 7After 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).
  • 8Pour the drippings (cranberries and all) into a small sauce pan for gravy and heat on medium until just before boiling.
  • 9Dip about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of drippings into another bowl, add cornstarch and mix with a whip until smooth.
  • 10Add cornstarch mix to saucepan and bring to a slow boil, then turn down to simmer and continue stirring to keep from sticking or scorching.
  • 11After it thickens, remove from heat and pour into a gravy dish.
  • 12Carve chicken and serve with gravy poured over the chicken.

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About Cranberry Chicken with Gravy

Course/Dish: Chicken




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