This Cranberry Maple Chicken recipe is simply delicious! It’s an easy one pan meal that’s made with pantry staples like chicken thighs, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and is perfect for the holidays, or anytime! Naturally gluten free and paleo it’s a dish your whole family will love.
This cranberry maple chicken recipe has become a new favourite in our house. You are going to love how easy it is to make, and how simple the clean up is since it’s all made in one pan. The flavours of cranberry, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar blend so well together, and the addition of broccoli ensures that everyone will get a serving of veggies with this meal! This dish makes great leftovers and is naturally gluten free and paleo. You could serve this dish for the holidays instead of turkey, and it also makes a great weeknight meal.
What you need to make this Cranberry Maple Chicken:
- A 9″ x 13″ glass baking dish – this is a great one that comes with a lid
- Chicken thighs – I recommend using free range chicken if possible – you can get free range chicken delivered right to your door by clicking here
- Avocado oil (you could easily substitute olive oil) – this is the kind I use and love
- Balsamic vinegar
- Maple syrup
- Herbes de Provence spice blend – this is my favourite kind
- Sea salt and pepper
- Fresh cranberries
Tips for this Cranberry Maple Chicken recipe:
- You could easily double or triple this recipe if you are serving a crowd, just use multiple baking dishes
- This dish makes great leftovers and stores well in the fridge for up to 5 days
- Feel free to prep this dish the night ahead and let everything marinade in the fridge overnight
- For a change in taste, you could swap the herbes de Provence spice blend with Italian seasoning
- Depending on the size of your chicken thighs you may need to adjust the cooking time
- You can use chicken breasts instead of thighs for this recipe, but you will need to reduce the cooking time slightly
Frequently asked questions:
This recipe goes well with white rice (not paleo) or cauliflower rice if you are avoiding grains. I’ve also paired it with roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes.
Yes! Just thaw them ahead of time before baking.
You will know if chicken thighs are cooked when the internal temperate reaches 165 F.
Other dinner recipes you will love:
- Dairy Free Clam Chowder
- Dairy Free Shepherd’s Pie
- Paleo Chicken Stir Fry
- Healthy Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
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Cranberry Maple Chicken
This cranberry maple chicken has the most delicious flavour and is an easy one pan meal that your whole family will love!
Preheat the oven to 350F and make the marinade by blending the oil, vinegar, maple syrup and spices together in a bowl or jar
Lay the chicken, broccoli and cranberries in a 9"x13" glass baking dish and pour the marinade over top. Turn the chicken a few times to coat evenly
Cover the dish in tin foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the tinfoil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked
Serve and enjoy!
- This recipe makes great leftovers and can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
- You can use frozen cranberries for this recipe, just thaw them first.
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