Thanksgiving is next week and I wanted to come up with interesting things to cook.This lady at the bus stop gave an idea “She said why don’t I use cranberry sauce to glaze chicken and I thought how would I work the flavor combinations with that type of sauce.So I played around with the ingredients and browsed around the internet a little light bulb went off .I have found what I have been looking for.So today I made the chicken and it was awesomely delicious.
The cranberry sauce glaze is easy to make because all you need is a can of jellied cranberry sauce and some orange juice ,orange zest sugar, and some spices.It’s not that sweet and if you reduce all of the ingredients to a thick sauce it almost resembles Ketchup.I think you will like this because I did and I was surprised what you can with a can of cranberry sauce.I have to thank that lady for suggesting this idea.
1 lb of chicken thighs,breast,wings or any pieces of your choice
1-1/3 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
2-1/2 tbsps light brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsps orange zest
1/2 tsp Baharat or Pumpkin seasoning
1/2 tsp chipotle powder or smoked paprika with cayenne powder
Salt and Pepper
1. Set oven to 400 degrees.
2.Place chicken on a foil lined sheet pan .
3.Rub olive oil all over chicken.
4.Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly all over chicken.
5. Place chicken into oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
For The Glaze:
1. In a medium sauce pan add the cranberry sauce ,orange juice ,sugar butter,vinegar and spices.Whisk until smooth over medium heat.
2.Cook cranberry mixture until thick like ketchup (About 8-10 minutes).Whisk continually to prevent burning.
3.When the chicken is done.Take a pastry brush or spoon evenly spread the glaze all over the chicken and place it back into the oven for 5 minutes.Repeat the procedure and bake for 5 more minutes.
4.Take chicken out oven and transfer to a serving dish and Enjoy!!!