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This crazy delicious Orange Cranberry Roast Chicken is covered with rosemary balsamic butter to keep it tender and juicy. It's a super easy to make and healthy recipe that is as perfect for a weekend dinner as it is for a special holiday meal.  | www.theendlessmeal.com

Orange Cranberry Roast Chicken with Rosemary Balsamic Butter

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 90 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This crazy delicious Orange Cranberry Roast Chicken is covered with rosemary balsamic butter to keep it tender and juicy. It’s a super easy to make and healthy recipe that is as perfect for a weekend dinner as it is for a special holiday meal.


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Ingredients

  • 1 3-lb. whole chicken
  • 2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • A few sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 large orange

Rosemary Balsamic Butter:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (use ghee for Whole30)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Zest from 1 orange (use the orange you’ll use for the chicken)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. Dry the skin of the chicken with paper towels. Place the cranberries and rosemary in a small roasting pan.
  2. Mix the Rosemary Balsamic Butter ingredients together in a small bowl. Spread the butter under the skin of the chicken, being careful not to break the skin.
  3. Lay the chicken on the cranberries. Cut the orange into quarters and squeeze the juice over the chicken then nestle the quarters around the chicken.
  4. Roast the chicken for 45 mins then reduce the heat to 350 and continue roasting for another 45 mins.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and serve with the cranberries spooned over the top.