BBQ Cranberry Chicken Recipe

posted by Marion@Life Tastes Good on 2013-11-27
BBQ Cranberry Chicken Recipe | by Life Tastes Good #leftovers #Thanksgiving

BBQ Cranberry Chicken
Sounds delicious, looks delicious, smells delicious...it IS delicious!

Whoever decided to add cranberry sauce to their bbq sauce is a genius! I am forever in your debt mystery person! 

Cranberries and bbq sauce make magic together, like peanut butter and chocolate! They belong together!

This is a great recipe to make if you need to use up leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving! I paired this BBQ Cranberry Chicken recipe with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh steamed green beans. It all looked so pretty on the plate, and the sauce was delicious with the potatoes...



recipe inspired by allrecipes.com BBQ Cranberry Chicken
BBQ Cranberry Chicken Recipe | by Life Tastes Good #leftovers #Thanksgiving

BBQ Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Life Tastes Good
Published 11/27/2013
BBQ Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs chicken leg quarters
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Sage
  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce or 16 ounce can whole berry sauce
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce (or your fave)

Instructions

  1. Make the Homemade Cranberry Sauce and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Double line a 13x9 baking dish with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Mix 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder together and season chicken pieces. Be sure to get the seasoning under the skin.
  4. Heat a large skillet over mid-high heat and sear the chicken pieces for about 2-3 minutes on each side. After seared, place chicken in baking dish meaty side down.
  5. In the same skillet, saute 1/2 cup chopped celery and 1 chopped onion until tender. Add the Homemade Cranberry Sauce (or canned sauce), 1 cup BBQ sauce, and 1 teaspoon dried sage. Stirring until well combined. I like to bring it to a boil and boil for 30 seconds and then turn off heat. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  6. Pour Cranberry BBQ Sauce over chicken and bake in the oven for 90 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 1 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 45 mins.

14 comments:

  1. Marion, what a beautiful dish! I've never thought of cranberries with chicken though I know it has to be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us and pinning! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Cindy! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving :) ~Marion

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  2. Looks awesome! I don't believe I've ever had BBQ sauce and cranberries together before, but I love them both separately- this is definitely one I have to try!

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    1. Thanks, Nora! I hope you love it like we do! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving :) ~Marion

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  3. Oh! I had a fab brisket recipe with cranberries added to what was essentially a barbqQ sauce.. Yours looks divine!! Happy thanksgiving!

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    1. ooohh that does sound good with the brisket! Thanks, Linda! I hope you had a wonderful holiday <3

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  4. This sounds delicious! Pinning!!!!

    Thanks for posting on the Daily Blog Boost last week. :)

    - Brooke -

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  5. Looking yummy... I too agree with you Nora, I ever try this recipe before I seen this. Thanks for this variety food guide.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Daniel! I hope you get to try it - it's a winner :) Have a great week ~Marion

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  6. I have had an obsession with cranberry sauce lately. I never thought of adding barbecue sauce (love sweet baby rays as well). Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to give this a try!

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    1. Me too, Jennifer!! I love the stuff - especially homemade cranberry sauce! I hope you like this one - it was a winner in our house for sure! Thanks for stopping by! ~Marion

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  7. I "cheat" and make this in the slow cooker! YUM! And pretty Weight Watcher friendly! :) Thanks!

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    1. Well that's a great idea Tina!! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to give that a go next time. Have a super weekend ~Marion

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