Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe - 5 Smart Points

Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe - 5 Smart Points

If you are all turkey-ed out after the Thanksgiving Day feast, then today’s recipe is for you! I put together this Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe as a tasty and festive alternative to turkey for holiday dinners. Truthfully, I’m not a big fan of turkey. And neither is most of my family. But we serve it every year because…well…tradition. So this year, I decided to serve this holiday chicken recipe, in addition to the traditional turkey. I figured this would be a good test to see what people really preferred. And let me just say that there was not even one tiny piece of that chicken left! It was love and devoured. And much easier to cook than that turkey! It’s sweet, salty and a bit tangy, hotting all the flavor notes that I crave. At just 5 Smart Points per serving, this dish is waaaaaaaay lighter than turkey smothered in gravy. And a lot more flavorful. So, if you are open to ditching the turkey, try swapping out this tasty Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe for your holiday meal instead. And make sure you come back to tell us all what your family thought!

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Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe A delicious holiday chicken recipe that is both sweet and savory, and all cooked in one pan. It’s simple to put together, but delivers tender and juicy chicken that looks like you've worked way too hard on it.


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6 servings

10 minutes

25 minutes


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs skinless, boneless
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries divided
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
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