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Cranberry Orange Chicken Thighs

December 4, 2023 • 0 comments

Cranberry Orange Chicken Thighs
Cranberry orange chicken has an unbelievably juicy and tangy flavor. This savory dish is sure to be an instant hit with everyone in your home and stay in the rotation for your holiday meals. The sweet cranberries are balanced perfectly by the tartness of the oranges, while the tender chicken remains moist. Not only does this meal come together effortlessly but also you can enjoy it with any side dish of your choosing — making it ideal for everyone from experienced cooks to busy parents.
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  • Servings: 6


  • (6) Bone-In Skin-On Chicken Thighs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 ounce cranberry sauce
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Orange sliced
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish


  1. In a large oven proof skillet over medium high heat add your butter.
  2. Sprinkle the garlic salt and pepper over the chicken thighs.
  3. Sear the chicken thighs in the skillet skin side down for 5 minutes or until the skin is brown and crispy.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan. We are not looking to cook the chicken through here just crisp the skin.
  5. To the drippings in the pan add your cranberry sauce, orange juice, brown sugar and garlic. Whisk to combine.
  6. Place the chicken thighs back in the pan skin side up.
  7. Add your orange slices.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  9. Garnish with parsley and fresh cranberries.
  10. Serve!

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