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cranberry chicken

Recipe by
pamela peake
Castlegar, BC

This is one of my favorite chicken recipes. If you would like, make a side dish of dressing ( stuffing) to go with. I used to make this dish in the restaurant and would serve it with mashed potatoes, yams, Brussels sprouts and dressing or sometimes over an herb flavored rice. It always was a big seller. People craved that " Thanksgiving" flavor Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry chicken

  • 2 lb
    chicken thighs and legs
  • 1
    yellow onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 can
    whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 c
    good quality red wine
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh rosemary ( do not substitue dry)

How To Make cranberry chicken

  • 1
    Rinse and pat dry chicken legs and thighs. Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Saute chicken legs until golden.Remove chicken and place in a roasting dish.
  • 2
    Caramelize onions in the same pan you cooked the chicken in.Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Do not brown the garlic.
  • 3
    Add cranberry sauce, red wine, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Cook over medium for about 10 minutes or until it begins to thicken.
  • 4
    Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour, uncovered.
  • 5
    Remove roasting dish from oven, sprinkle with fresh chopped rosemary. Serve with rice and a nice green vegetable.

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