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Festive Balsamic Honey Chicken Thighs

Balsamic Honey Glazed Chicken
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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 11 min Cook Time: 40 min Total Time: 51 mins
Servings 4
Calories 420
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

The Holidays are fast approaching and there's nothing better than chicken. If you're not a turkey lover or want something different, try this balsamic honey chicken. Believe me, your family and friends will be back for more.

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  • 4 medium bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  1. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, sugar, onion powder, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary to a mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined and set aside. 

  2. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. 

  3. Add some olive oil to a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Place the chicken, skin side down, and sear for about 5 minutes. Flip and sear the other side. Set aside on a plate.

  4. In the same pan, place the cranberries in the bottom and set the chicken over them. Pout the sauce over the chicken.

  5. Place in a 350 degree or 180 C preheated oven, skin side down, for about 25 minutes. 

  6. Remove the pan and flip the chicken over. Spoon sauce over the top and place back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes. 

  7. Plate. Serve with sauce and cranberries over the top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 550mg23%
Potassium 450mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 51g17%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 13g
Protein 14g29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Keywords: Chicken, Balsamic Honey Chicken, Christmas Recipes, Holiday Recipes
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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