Sadia Orange Cranberry Chicken Thighs Recipe

Orange Cranberry Chicken Thighs

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Prep40 minutes
Serving4

Features and benefits: 

  • Comes in individual pieces
  • Freshness locked-in with quick-freezing technology
  • No added hormones
  • No artificial flavours and preservatives
  • Chickens fed a balanced diet rich in cereal, bran, vitamins and minerals
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Ingredients

  • 4 Sadia One-by-One chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Zest of 1 orange as garnish

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of 1 fresh navel orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Method

  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add chicken to a large zip-lock bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken and marinate for 1 hour or overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 200C.
  4. Add the chicken to a lightly greased roasting pan and pour the marinade over chicken.
  5. Sprinkle thyme leaves around and on the chicken.
  6. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cranberries to the pan.
  7. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes, then remove from oven.
  8. Brush honey over the chicken.
  9. Turn on the broiler and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the skin on the chicken is golden brown. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.
  10. Garnish with fresh orange zest.

A delicious festive dish made with fresh cranberries and citrusy orange. Put it together within minutes and leave it to the oven to do the rest of the work. Leaving you with more time to enjoy great company during this season of giving. Having the chicken individually frozen is a great convenience. It allows me to take what I need for the recipe without having to thaw out the whole package. That means I get to keep the remaining chicken thighs frozen, minimising food wastage! 

Sadia Recipe Contributers

Mummy to 2 beautiful and cheeky daughters, wife of a wonderful husband and a counsellor by trade, Sharon sees cooking is an avenue for her to be adventurous, creative and at the same time practice mindfulness. Her cooking blog www.delishar.com started because she wanted to document her kitchen experiments, share recipes with her friends and promote healthier family dining. Fun fact: Her helper is now using Sharon's food blog as her cooking bible!

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