Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs

4
Servings
10m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
40m
Ready In


"This is out of the January/February 2018 Eating Well magazine...it says to round out dinner, put some farro on to cook before you start the chicken, steam broccoli while the chicken simmers and uncork a bottle of pinot noir. This was posted under their 5 ingredients section..."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (236.9 g)
  • Calories 426.3
  • Total Fat - 28.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 166.7 mg
  • Sodium - 132.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 10.3 g
  • Protein - 27.8 g
  • Calcium - 19.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each, salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, reduce heat to medium and cook, undisturbed, until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Remove all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pan.

Step 2

Turn the chicken over and add cranberries, vinegar, honey and thyme to the pan. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching bone reaches 165°F, 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer the chicken to a serving platter,. Increase heat to high, add 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook uncovered, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Serve the chicken with the sauce.

Tips & Variations


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Daily Inspiration

Outstanding chicken dish! We love cranberries and the combination of flavors from them, the balsamic and honey were delish. We loved the tartness, but if you prefer a sweeter cranberry sauce, just use more honey. The only change I made was to finish off the chicken and cranberry sauce in the oven - baked at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Going into my Best of 2018 file.

(26 Feb 2018)

Luvcookn

Absolutely wonderfully delicious!! We love the combo of cranberries and balsamic anyway...so this was right up our alley. Fast and easy to prepare. And the odd thing...DH does not and will not eat fruit with meat. BUT...he loved this. So maybe he will start eating cranberry sauce with turkey. Thank you Teresa for another keeper! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(9 Feb 2018)