This Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Is A Real Festive Dinner For The Busiest Weeknights

December 3, 2018

Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

This crazy delicious cranberry and balsamic glaze recipe is perfect for perking up the chicken thighs! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Judit Lipoczi


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 springs rosemary
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • zest of 1 orange


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add chicken skin-side down and cook until the skin is golden and crispy about 4 minutes. Remove chicken from heat and place on a plate, skin-side-up.

  2. Melt butter in the same skillet then add cranberries, vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, and orange zest. Return chicken to skillet and scatter herbs all around. Simmer until the liquid begins to thicken and the cranberries start to soften 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Transfer to oven and cook until the chicken thighs are cooked through, 18 to 25 minutes more.

  4. Serve warm.


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