Favorite Recipe Friday: Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

Do you have some leftover cranberries from your Thanksgiving dinner? Use them up in this sweet and tangy chicken recipe.

This chicken is great in a sandwich, in a salad, or alongside some roasted fall veggies.

Ingredients:
2.5 lbs chicken breasts
1/2 c. fresh cranberries
1 Tbsp. dried Italian herbs

For the Marinade:
1/3 c. cranberries
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp, black pepper
2 garlic cloves

Directions:

  1. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray. Place chicken inside baking dish.
  2. Make the marinade: Blend all the marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  3. Pour marinade over the chicken, coating evenly.
  4. Cover and place in fridge to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hrs.
  5. Once marinated, preheat oven to 375F.
  6. Add extra 1/2 cup cranberries and Italian herbs to the chicken dish. Spread it out evenly on and around the chicken.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, or until chicken is done.
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