4sprigsfresh rosemaryplus more for garnish, if desired
For the Cranberry Rosemary Marinade
Combine all marinade ingredients in food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Place chicken, skin side up, in 9x13 baking dish. Pour marinade over chicken thighs and spread marinade to coat chicken evenly.
Tightly cover baking dish with lid or plastic wrap. Place covered dish in refrigerator and let chicken thighs marinate at least 30 minutes, no more than 24 hours.
30 minutes before baking, remove dish from oven and let stand at room temperature.
For the Chicken Thighs
Preheat oven to 375º Fahrenheit. Scrape marinade off of chicken thighs and into baking dish.
Brush skins of chicken thighs with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with plenty of salt. Sprinkle ½ cup of fresh cranberries and 4 sprigs of rosemary into baking dish around chicken thighs.
Place baking dish in preheated oven. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 35 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken thighs reads 160° Fahrenheit.
When chicken reaches desired temperature, remove dish from oven. Preheat broiler to High. Remove rosemary sprigs from baking dish and discard.
Brush 1 tablespoon maple syrup over skin of chicken thighs. Place baking dish under broiler, about 10" from heating element. Broil until skin of thighs is crispy but not burnt, approximately 4 to 7 minutes depending on broiler. Note: Do not broil dish unattended, as chicken can burn quickly. Move dish around periodically to brown chicken evenly if necessary.
Remove baking dish from oven. Spoon cranberries and sauce from baking dish onto tops of chicken thighs. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and serve immediately with plenty of sauce from baking dish.
I have to move my baking dish around underneath the broiler every 3 minutes or so to ensure an even browning.
Make it Whole30: Replace the maple syrup in the marinade with more coconut aminos. Skip the maple syrup brushed onto the skin before broiling; replace it with more olive oil if desired. Replace the white wine with chicken broth.
Make it Strict Paleo: Use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.