Cranberry Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

This recipe for Cranberry Balsamic Chicken is a great way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce after the holidays. It makes a great glaze, and would be awesome on chicken wings too. Cranberry balsamic chicken breasts with roasted vegetables. A healthy dinner recipe that uses up leftover cranberry sauce!

I love it when strange ingredients come together in a surprising, but delicious way. I would never have thought to put cranberry sauce on chicken, let alone with balsamic vinegar. It works so well together!

Cranberry balsamic chicken breasts with roasted vegetables. A healthy dinner recipe that uses up leftover cranberry sauce!

My husband is the only one in my household that likes cranberry sauce, however, he has a rule. He refuses to eat homemade sauce, therefore it has to be “real cranberry sauce”. FYI – the jelly that comes from a can. Since he’s the only one that eats it, there is always cranberry leftover when all the turkey is gone. So I came up with a fun way to use some of it up: Cranberry Balsamic Chicken.

Before ya’ll ask, my baking dish is from this CW by Corningware set , which made an appearance in this recipe for Roasted Chicken and Artichokes.

Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe Video

 I originally made this recipe for my friends at Canadian Chicken Farmers but realized I put together the wrong kind of recipe (I was supposed to make an appetizer) so I kept this as some delicious, non-sponsored content for all of you. Which is fine, I do non-sponsored recipes and videos all the time – but there is a branded message in the above video. Which, again, is totally fine because I buy Canadian chicken anyway! If you’re dying to know what appetizer I made it’s these Fajita Chicken Wings.

Cranberry balsamic chicken breasts with roasted vegetables. A healthy dinner recipe that uses up leftover cranberry sauce!

Cranberry Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Veggies

Cranberry balsamic chicken breasts with roasted vegetables. A healthy dinner recipe that uses up leftover cranberry sauce!

Cranberry Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups sliced Brussels sprouts
  • 1 yam, cubed
  • 1 medium Red onion, chopped
  • 3 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsps olive oil

Cranberry Balsamic Sauce

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 3 tbsps cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F
  1. Grease a casserole dish with olive oil and add the chicken breasts. Optional: make three slits in each breast so the sauce soaks in.
  2. Arrange all the chopped vegetables around the chicken.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the sauce cranberry balsamic sauce ingredients: olive oil, cranberry sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the cranberry balsamic sauce over the chicken and vegetables and drizzle with a little extra olive oil.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until chicken is done.

Now isn’t this an awesome way to use up leftover cranberry sauce? If you like this recipe, please send it to your friends.

Cranberry balsamic chicken breasts with roasted vegetables. A healthy dinner recipe that uses up leftover cranberry sauce!

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3 comments on “Cranberry Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables”

  1. Never tried to cook chicken with balsamic vinegar before. I will try it!

  2. This sounds like a delicious mix of flavours! Love the colourful veggies!

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