Sweet And Sour Cranberry Chicken

This unusual dish is so delicious it is sure to be a big hit. Serve over steamed rice or couscous. If you are having a small holiday dinner or want something different, this is perfect.

Roast chicken with sweet and sour cranberry sauce
Sweet And Sour Cranberry Chicken
Sweet And Sour Cranberry Chicken
Servings Cook Time
4 to 6people 45minutes
Servings
4 to 6people
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Pat chicken dry. For rub, combine brown sugar with paprika, salt and thyme. Pat into chicken. Cook immediately or marinate in the refrigerator a few hours.
  2. Heat oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven. Brown chicken pieces well. Place chicken in a single layer, skin side up in a 9"x13" (3L) baking dish. Discard all but a thin layer of oil in the pan. (Clean out pan if sugar burns.)
  3. Add onions and brown well. Add ginger and cook a minute longer.
  4. Add vinegar and stir up any bits of onion or chicken from the bottom of the pan. Add stock and bring to a boil. Add cranberries, honey and salt and pepper. Cook gently 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon sauce over chicken, cover and bake in a preheated 350F (180C) oven 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reaches 160F (71C).
  7. Sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe Notes

Bonnie says: This unusual dish is so delicious it is sure to be a big hit. Serve over steamed rice or couscous. If you are having a small holiday dinner or want something different this is perfect. You can also make this with boneless, skinless chicken breasts but they cook faster than bone-in chicken pieces. Cook them 15 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered or until a meat thermometer registers 160F (71C) in a preheated 350F (180C).

Fran says: Chicken is rich in protein and B-vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and B12. When you remove the skin, you reduce the fat in a 75-gram cooked chicken breast from 7 grams to 2 grams.