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These paleo cranberry apple chicken thighs with rosemary are such a delicious paleo fall recipe. With organic cranberry juice and dried cranberries, these paleo cranberry apple chicken thighs are an easy and quick paleo dinner that's elegant enough for company.

Paleo Cranberry Apple Chicken Thighs with Rosemary (Whole30)

These paleo cranberry apple chicken thighs with rosemary are such a delicious paleo fall recipe. With organic cranberry juice and dried cranberries, these paleo cranberry apple chicken thighs are an easy and quick paleo dinner that's elegant enough for company.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword apple chicken, cranberry, paleo, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 433 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs bone-in skin-on
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 apple cored and sliced
  • 1/3 cup of Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries or apple juice-sweetened dried cranberries if on a Whole30
  • 2/3 cup Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry Apple
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked pepper
  • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Heat ghee or olive oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high. Season both sides of chicken thighs generously with salt and freshly ground pepper. Carefully place chicken thighs in the skillet skin-side down, taking care to place them so they will cook evenly without having to move them. Cook for about 7 minutes or until skin side is nicely and evenly browned and releases easily from the pan. If the skin sticks, continue cooking until skin releases easily.
  3. Transfer skillet to oven and cook for 13 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160º F. Carefully transfer chicken thighs to another plate and place skillet on stovetop. Take special care to always, always use a potholder from this step forward; the handle will stay very hot.
  4. Add sliced apples and Craisins and cook on medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes, or until apples start becoming golden brown and a bit softened. Add garlic and, stirring constantly, sauté about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  5. Add chicken stock, Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry Apple, and sprigs of fresh rosemary to the skillet. Increase heat and bring to a gentle boil, then immediately reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 2-4 minutes, until flavors are blended and sauce is reduced a bit.
  6. Taste sauce and add more salt and pepper as desired. Return chicken thighs to skillet and coat with sauce.

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Recipe Notes

Taste sauce and add more salt and pepper as desired. Return chicken thighs to skillet and coat with sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Cranberry Apple Chicken Thighs with Rosemary (Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 156IU3%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.