Orange-Cranberry Gluten Free Bone-In Chicken Breasts

Orange-Cranberry Gluten Free Bone-In Chicken Breasts

With sweet and savory playing a huge role this recipe just screams holiday dish to me!! Something about the holidays puts me in the mood to make all kinds of fun recipes! This gluten free orange cranberry chicken is the perfect fall recipe and put the whole family in the mood to start getting things ready for the holidays!!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4-6


2 T. coconut oil
2 lbs. bone-in chicken breasts, with skin
1½ t. fresh sage, chopped
1½ t. fresh thyme leaves
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
½ c. fresh (or frozen) cranberries
2 T. freshly squeezed orange juice
2 T. honey, preferably local
¼ t. ground cinnamon
½ t. ground ginger
¼ t. ground cloves
1/8 t. ground nutmeg


Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F.

Melt the coconut oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with sage, and thyme. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place seasoned chicken in hot skillet skin-side down and cook until browned, approximately 4-5 minutes, or until it releases easily from the bottom of the pan. Turn the chicken and continue cooking another 4-5 minutes on the remaining side.

While the chicken is browning, add the cranberries, orange juice, honey, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg to a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring it to a gentle boil. Cook until the cranberries pop open and the sauce becomes slightly thickened, around 4-5 minutes.

Pour the orange-cranberry sauce over the browned chicken and transfer the skillet into the pre-heated oven. Roast until the chicken is fully cooked through and the sauce is bubbly, around 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.*

Remove skillet from oven and transfer chicken to a serving platter. Cover loosely and let rest for 5 minutes before serving topped with the warm orange-cranberry pan sauce and your choice of sides.



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