Friday, December 2, 2011

Cranberry Chicken

     You're probably getting tired of cranberry recipes by now but I couldn't resist trying this Cranberry Chicken I found on  It was originally published in an old issue of Sunset magazine.  Bake the chicken for 25 minutes in a hot oven then pour over the sauce and bake until the chicken is tender and cooked through.  I made this in my 12 inch oven with 12 coals in a ring around the bottom and the lid completely covered with coals, it was ready in 50 minutes.  Honestly, the chicken melts in your mouth, serve it over rice so you won't miss a drop of the tart, sweet, tangy sauce.

Cranberry Chicken
3 pounds chicken thighs
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tblsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tblsp Dijon mustard
1 8 oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Place chicken thighs in single layer in bottom of dutch oven.
     Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.
     In large bowl stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and cranberry sauce.
     Pour cranberry mixture over chicken.
     Bake for 20-25 more minutes or until cranberry mixture is slightly caramelized and the chicken is done.

Bake chicken for 20 minutes then pour over sauce

Bake for 20-25 minutes more

Oh boy, is this ever good


  1. My mouth was watering in delight just from the title and the intro. Then I scrolled down to take a peek... OMGosh that looks beautifully appealing and now I am very hungry ;)

  2. Thank you for your nice comment Sassy, Liddy

  3. What a nice recipe. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments! Liddy

  5. How much do this feed