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 I originally made this recipe for my friends at Canadian Chicken Farmers but realized I put together the wrong kind of recipe (I was supposed to make an appetizer) so I kept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!

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

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

5 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!

  3. How would you count this for 21 day fix containers?

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