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Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs
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10 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 30MINS

Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs

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Tender chicken thighs topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. This quick and festive Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Thigh recipe is perfect for holiday gatherings, or even weeknight dinners during the colder months.
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Tender chicken thighs topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. This quick and festive Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Thigh recipe is perfect for holiday gatherings, or even weeknight dinners during the colder months.
30MINS
Total Time
$1.69
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Chicken Thigh
4
Chicken Thighs
about 1.5 lbs
Salt
to taste
Olive Oil
as needed
Fresh Cranberry
1 1/2 cups
Fresh Cranberries
or Frozen Cranberries
Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup
Balsamic Vinegar
Honey
3 Tbsp
Fresh Parsley
to taste
Fresh Parsley, chopped
for garnish
optional
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
441
Fat
9.2 g
Protein
44.8 g
Carbs
44.1 g
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Author's Notes

We paired this dish with our delicious Glazed Carrot and Chickpea Salad - the recipe is also on the app!
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Season Chicken Thighs (4) with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 2
Heat a generous splash of Olive Oil (as needed) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place thighs in the pan, and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 7 minutes until golden brown.
step 3
Using tongs, flip the chicken. Add Fresh Cranberries (1 1/2 cups), Balsamic Vinegar (1/4 cup), Honey (3 Tbsp), and Fresh Thyme (1 tsp) to the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over high heat. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium.
step 4
Cover the pan for 5 minutes, stir, and use a spoon or spatula to break open the berries. Cover for another 4-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
step 4 Cover the pan for 5 minutes, stir, and use a spoon or spatula to break open the berries. Cover for another 4-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
step 5
Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan.
step 6
Season to taste with Salt (to taste), Ground Black Pepper (to taste), and additional honey if desired. Add in Pomegranate Juice (3 Tbsp) and increase the heat to high. Stir until the sauce has thickened, about 1 minute.
step 7
Serve the chicken with the sauce, garnished with Fresh Parsley (to taste) if desired.
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Dairy-Free
American
Gluten-Free
Chicken
Christmas
Date Night
Shellfish-Free
Fall
Thanksgiving
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