Cranberry Chicken is a super delicious and easy to make side dish or appetizer recipe with perfect combination of sourness and spiciness that will be a showstopper at your dinner table this Thanksgiving or Christmas. I just love how simple it is to put everything together.
This recipes can also be used for your upcoming tailgating events or footabll party, game nights or potluck, Easter, and holiday parties!
How to serve Cranberry Chicken?
You can serve this alone or with flatbread, rice. You can also mix these bites of cranberry chicken thighs with walnut or pecan to make a delicious salad at your dinner table. Be sure you make plenty because your family and friends will definitely ask for multiple servings 🙂
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How to prepare Cranberry Chicken grilled or glazed from scratch
For the Cranberry Chicken recipe, I have used frozen cranberries. First prepare cranberry sauce or paste. In a blender or mixer-grinder, grind frozen cranberries into smooth thick paste. To this, I have added some simple seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, ginger, red chile powder, curry powder (garam masala powder), fresh cilantro, and salt. You can vary the amount of flavorings as per your family's taste.
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If you like this, also try other griled or tandoori or kebab-style chicken recipes
Detailed Recipe for Cranberry Chicken
- 1.5 pound Chicken thighs boneless (approx 6 pieces)
- 1 cup Cranberries , frozen
- 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Curry powder (Garam Masala powder)
- 2 tablespoon Cilantro (Coriander leaves) finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Red chile powder (we love it spicy. Vary as per taste)
- 1.5 teaspoon Salt
Other Ingredients to cook chicken
- Vegetable oil
Step I (Prepare Cranberry Sauce or Cranberry paste)
- In a blender or mixer, add the frozen cranberries with very little water and grind it to a smooth paste.1 cup Cranberries
- To this add, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, curry powder, red chile powder, cilantro, salt and mix well.1 inch Ginger, 1 teaspoon Garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Onion powder, 1 teaspoon Curry powder, 2 tablespoon Cilantro, 1 tablespoon Red chile powder, 1.5 teaspoon Salt
- Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Add it to the cranberry paste1.5 pound Chicken thighs
- Stir to coat the chicken. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate it for atleast 30 minutes or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.
- Heat cast-iron pan on medium to medium-high heat and grease it with some oil. (If you are using a charcoal grill make sure the coal is white hot. On a gas grill you can use the medium-high to high setting. Also, make sure the grates are clean and apply a coat of vegetable oil so that the chicken does not stick while placed on them.)
- Skewer the chicken pieces onto the bamboo-skewers.
- Grill chicken for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through. Brush some oil onto the chicken mid-way through the cooking process.Vegetable oil
- Cranberry Chicken is now ready. Serve and enjoy.
- Soak the bamboo skewers in water at least 30 minutes before using them.
- This is a spicy version. Vary the amount of chilie powder and spices as per your taste.
- I have used frozen cranberries, fresh ones can also be used.
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I love to make a cranberry glaze for poultry, but this leveled it up in a more delicious way. Thanks for another hit recipe!
This is such a lovely winter recipe for chicken! Sounds so delicious with the tart berries and warm spices. Definitely need to try this one 😀
These are so unique and look incredibly tasty. Love the combination of the chicken and cranberry flavors!
This chicken looks fabulous! Cranberry and chicken is like peanut butter and jam. A perfect match. Well done!
Love the idea of making a salad out of it adding different types of nuts! This looks delicious, thank you for sharing !