Soooo this might be my third recipe involving cranberries and chicken I have posted on my blog, sorry but they are a match made in heaven. This recipe for Balsamic Cranberry Chicken Bake I have been dreaming up for a while. I have wanted to do a healthy and fast chicken bake involving cranberries and balsamic and after a couple of failed attempts I finally found myself a delicious winner.
So before we move on to this delicious meal if you are obsessed with cranberries as much as I am my other cranberry chicken recipes are my Sheet Pan Cranberry Chicken Sausage and my One Pan Fall Harvest Chicken Dinner.
So like I said before I tried a couple of failed versions of this recipe before I found one I really liked. I tried a bunch of different flavor options like super onion-y and super sweet but in the and a more plain and easy version won, woo hoo.
During Thanksgiving I had made my Roasted Pear & Pecan Salad for our meal, and as I was prepping the dressing the day before I realized how much I loved the dressing, so much so I knew it needed to be used somewhere else. So with this little idea in my brain I got back to my Balsamic Cranberry Chicken Bake and decided to use my delicious balsamic vinaigrette as a chicken marinade. Winner winner chicken dinner.
To finish off the recipe I wanted to make the rest of the meal as easy as I could. So I added my cranberries to the marinading chicken (turing it into almost a dump meal). And I decided that the whole marinade should just be dumped onto a layer of baby potatoes.
All baked up this dinner is simple and delicious. The marinading makes the chicken juicy, and the potatoes and cranberries also soak up all of the delicious flavor. You can’t go wrong with this Balsamic Cranberry Chicken Bake.
TIPS & TRICKS:
• Cranberries are pretty seasonal so feel free to use frozen
• If your potatoes are rather large, consider cutting them into fourths, the potatoes tend to take longer to cook than the chicken
• Since the chicken breasts sold in most grocery store are so large these days, I often take 2 large chicken breasts (ones that are about 1 pound a piece) and cut them in half horizontally, giving me 4 proper portions
juicy balsamic marinaded chicken with cranberries and baby potatoes Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.
juicy balsamic marinaded chicken with cranberries and baby potatoes
Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.
Peace & Love
Lauren, The Schmidty Wife
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