One Pan Cranberry Orange Chicken
11/22/2019 / By Rose Lidell / Comments
One Pan Cranberry Orange Chicken

Nothing beats perfectly roasted chicken, except one pan cranberry orange chicken.

This juicy roasted chicken combines two vitamin C-rich superfoods: cranberries and oranges.

A half-cup serving of chopped cranberries contains:

  • 25 calories
  • 25 g of protein
  • 07 g of fat
  • 6 g of carbs (and 2.35 g of natural sugar)
  • 2 g of fiber
  • 4 mg of calcium

The same serving also contains 44 mg of potassium, 7.7 mg of vitamin C, 6 mg of phosphorus, 3.3 mg of magnesium, 2.75 mcg of vitamin K, 1.1 mg of sodium, 0.72 mg of vitamin E, 0.12 mg of iron, 0.05 mg of zinc, and 35 international units (IU) of vitamin A.

Vitamin C functions as a potent antioxidant that helps prevent some of the damage caused by harmful free radicals that are linked to various diseases. The vitamin also improves iron absorption from plant-based sources and strengthen your immunity.

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Lastly, vitamin C promotes collagen production, which is essential for wound healing.

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 4-5 organic chicken thighs or breasts, with skin
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Marinade

  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ? teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large orange, zested and juiced

Preparation for the marinade

  1. Use a food processor to mix the cranberries, honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, sea salt, black pepper, garlic, and orange.
  2. Place the chicken in a large container or deep-dish pan, then pour the marinade over the chicken.
  3. Let the chicken marinate for 1 hour or overnight for maximum flavor.

Preparation for the chicken:

  1. Once you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ roasting pan and add the chicken. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Add the remaining ½ cup of cranberries to the pan. Spread the berries evenly.
  3. Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil, then brush the mixture over the chicken.
  5. Turn on the broiler, then broil the chicken for 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken skin is crispy. Keep an eye on the chicken so it doesn’t burn.
  6. Garnish the chicken with fresh orange zest and fresh cranberries.
  7. Discard the sauce.
  8. Top the chicken with cranberry sauce before serving.

Level up your roasted chicken with this recipe for one pan cranberry orange chicken.

Sources:

SweetAndSavoryMeals.com

MedicalNewsToday.com

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