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.

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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.