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Cranberry One Pan Rosemary Chicken

  • Author: Beth Djalali
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


A festive holiday dinner recipe.



For the Cranberry Rosemary Marinade

1/3 cup fresh cranberries

2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons maple syrup

3 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves

1/4 cup dry white wine

For the Chicken Thighs

3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs approximately 6 chicken thighs1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil

salt to taste

1/2 cup fresh cranberries

4 sprigs fresh rosemary plus more for garnish, if desired


For the Cranberry Rosemary Marinade

  • Combine all marinade ingredients in food processor or blender and process until smooth. Place chicken, skin side up, in a 9×13″ baking dish and pour marinade over, spreading to coat chicken evenly. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • 30 minutes before baking, remove the dish from the fridge and let stand at room temperature.

For the Chicken Thighs

  • Preheat oven to 375º Fahrenheit. With a spoon, scrape marinade from the chicken skin, leaving in the baking dish. Brush skins with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season skins with plenty of salt. Sprinkle ½ cup of fresh cranberries and 4 sprigs of rosemary around chicken thighs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then remove from oven and preheat broiler. Discard cooked rosemary sprigs.
  • Brush 1 tablespoon maple syrup over chicken thighs skin. Place under broiler, about 10″ from the heating element, and broil 5 minutes or until skin is crispy and getting dark in places. Watch carefully to make sure the skin browns evenly and does not burn, moving the dish around to brown evenly if necessary.
  • Remove from oven and spoon cranberries and sauce on top of chicken. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and serve immediately with plenty of sauce.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 524
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 263mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 189mg