Roasted Cranberry Chicken


For a healthy and delicious recipe, try this combination of chicken thighs and tangy cranberry sauce.

Roasted Cranberry Chicken
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 8 small chicken thighs (2 to 2-1/4 lb.), skinned

  • ¾ cup low-calorie cranberry juice

  • ¾ cup fresh cranberries

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 4 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • Fresh thyme leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat extra-large ovenproof skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper on chicken. In hot skillet cook, meaty sides down, 5 minutes, turning once, until well-browned on both sides. Transfer skillet to oven. Roast, uncovered, 20 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F).

  2. Meanwhile, in saucepan combine juice, berries, thyme sprigs, brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Bring to boiling. Simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly thickened. Discard thyme sprigs. Serve chicken with sauce. Sprinkle thyme leaves. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 383mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 275mg 6%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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