Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

May 25, 2020

This Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies recipe is the perfect one pan dish for the entire family. Made with a delicious Rosemary Balsamic marinade and topped with a homemade cranberry sauce, this recipe is a nice balance of tart and sweetness meets savory flavors. Whether you’re in need of a healthy dish for your Holiday table or an easy weeknight meal, this takes the cake! Beyond easy to make!

Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Drew’s Organics but the content and opinions expressed are all based on my genuine love for this brand and are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love.

Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

This Chicken dish is SO GOOD!

Honestly, I’m such a huge fan of one pot/pan dishes and this one definitely comes loaded with tons of flavor.

While more complex recipes allows for me to get super creative in terms of the put together, etc., making something easy (which I know are LOVED by you guys) is my most fave!

The star of this dish, however, is the SAUCE. Rosemary Balsamic + Cranberry is so delicious together, trust me.

Everything perfectly marries together and this dish is a beautiful balance between tart and sweetness.

Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

This Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies recipe (using a deliciously flavored Rosemary Balsamic Dressing + Quick Marinade) is one of my latest faves and trust me, you and your family are sure to love it too.

I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe with ya’ll. It’s such a flavorful dish and for those of you who follow Orchids + Sweet Tea regularly—you know that I’m all about flavor!

Whether you choose to make this dish while in current Quarantine for an easy weeknight or weekend meal, or you’re thinking about the Holidays ahead such as Thanksgiving; it works perfectly for any time!

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Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

Thankfully, my friends at Drew’s Organics loved my brand and mission so much that they chose to work with me on creating a dynamite recipe that works for both our audiences.

WHO ARE THEY? WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT THIS BRAND?

Firstly, I want to start by saying that I’ve always been a true fan of Drew’s Organics! I often purchase them from Amazon or select Organic Grocers, both online and in store.

Secondly, not only are their dressings/marinades and salsas amazing, but their mission is also.

When it comes to their dressings/marinades, they offer a ton of flavor options, which makes it perfect for almost every dish.

This Chicken dish specifically uses their Rosemary Balsamic Dressing + Quick Marinade, however, they also have other awesome flavors which include: Creamy Ranch, Chipotle Ranch, Classic Italian, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, Romano Caesar, Poppy Seed, Honey Dijon, Thousand Island, Tahini Goddess, French Dressing, Shiitake Ginger, Greek Olive, Thai Coconut Sesame, and Orange Sesame Ginger.

Back to the mission. Drew’s Organics believes in creating delicious and healthy foods (much like we do!) by offering products that are Organic, have No GMOs, and are Gluten-Free.

In addition, they are committed to using only high quality expeller-pressed oils along with offering Paleo, Vegan/ Plant-based, and No-Sugar Added options, which is great!

Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE!

It’s SUPER EASY to make.

Uses mostly pantry staple ingredients.

Only one pan required!

Bold flavors—Sweet + Tart go so well together!

Fully loaded!!!

Easy weeknight meal option.

Completely meal-prep friendly!

Fun cooking activity for entire family.

Great way to incorporate veggies with your meal.

And just absolutely wholesome and perfect for any kind of weather.

Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

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How To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce?

Making this quick homemade cranberry sauce is SO EASY! Literally a few minutes and voila!

What You’ll Need:

1/4 cup fresh water

1/2 cup organic pure cane sugar or maple syrup

2 cups organic cranberries, fresh or frozen

To Make it:

Combine all ingredients into a medium pot on medium-high heat, just until the sugar dissolves. Ensure that you stir all ingredients together well.

Once it begins to boil, reduce heat and let simmer until cranberries are softened and ‘bursting’.

Once cranberries are fully cooked and ‘sauce-like’/thickened, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

The Importance of Marinating Chicken Overnight?!

OK, so when it comes to most meats that I cook, I often love to ensure that they are marinated overnight.

Why? Whelp, for one, marination allows for the chicken to be infused with all of the flavors in the marinade. Secondly, believe it or not, the acidity in your marinade actually breaks down the muscular interconnectivity of your meat, which makes it more tender.

Therefore, I always recommend marinating your chicken overnight to get the best flavors and tenderness out of your dish!

For a burst in flavor, I marinated this chicken with Drew’s Organics’ Rosemary Balsamic Dressing/Marinade along with my usual go-to seasonings—1tsp sea salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp dried parsley, 1Tbsp smoked paprika, and 1tsp garlic powder.

Of course, you can see the actual steps/instructions within the recipe notes.

Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a large cast iron skillet, lightly greasing it.

Add your seasoned chicken to the center of your skillet and spread it out a bit to ensure that everywhere is cooked through.

Next, add in the potatoes, carrots, + brussels sprouts, coating them lightly with grapeseed oil and lightly seasoning them.

Drizzle rosemary balsamic dressing atop chicken and brush cranberry sauce onto it until fully covered. Stuff inside of chicken with onions and lemons.

Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until chicken begins to cook through and veggies begin to become tender.

In the meantime, in a small saucepan on medium-high heat, heat the rosemary balsamic dressing and remaining cranberry sauce together, stirring until it becomes bubbly, about 1 to 2minutes. Remove from heat.

Spoon the heated sauces over the top of the chicken and veggies, add whole cranberries (fresh or frozen), baking everything for another 20-25 minutes.

Once done and chicken/veggies are golden brown and have fully cooked through, remove from oven and serve immediately.

Garnish with dried parsley, if desired.

Bon Appetit!

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Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies
Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 (2-3 lb.) organic whole chicken (Giblets removed, cleaned, + marinated overnight; See Notes!)
  • 1 bottle Drew's Organics' Rosemary Balsamic Dressing + Marinade (To Purchase; See Notes!)
  • 2 cups homemade cranberry sauce (See Notes!)
  • 1 medium red onion, halved
  • 2 large lemons, quartered
  • 2 large organic carrots, peeled + chopped
  • 2-3 cups organic brussels sprouts, halved
  • 7-8 medium potatoes, rinsed + diced (See Notes!)
  • 1-2 Tbsps grapeseed oil (See Notes!)

Seasonings:

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano

Other:

  • 1/3 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a large cast iron skillet, lightly greasing it.
  • Add your seasoned chicken to the center of your skillet and spread it out a bit to ensure that everywhere is cooked through.
  • Next, add in the potatoes, carrots, + brussels sprouts, coating them lightly with grapeseed oil and lightly seasoning them.
  • Drizzle rosemary balsamic dressing atop chicken and brush cranberry sauce onto it until fully covered. Stuff inside of chicken with onions and lemons.
  • Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until chicken begins to cook through and veggies begin to become tender.
  • In the meantime, in a small saucepan on medium-high heat, heat the rosemary balsamic dressing and remaining cranberry sauce together, stirring until it becomes bubbly, about 1 to 2minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon the heated sauces over the top of the chicken and veggies, add whole cranberries (fresh or frozen), baking everything for another 20-25 minutes.
  • Once done and chicken/veggies are golden brown and have fully cooked through, remove from oven and serve immediately.
  • Garnish with dried parsley, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Place any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
POTATOES: Feel free to substitute with sweet potatoes, if preferred.
ROSEMARY BALSAMIC DRESSING: To purchase the Drew’s Organics’ Rosemary Balsamic Dressing/Marinade as mentioned throughout this recipe, visit their site directly.
CHICKEN MARINADE: Once cleaned, pat dry and season with 1tsp sea salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp dried parsley, 1Tbsp smoked paprika, and 1tsp garlic powder. Rub Rosemary Balsamic Marinade over entire chicken and place it in a large zip loc or plastic bag. **NOTE: Ensure that chicken is double-bagged for security.** Place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight. When ready to use, remove from the fridge and let sit at room temp. for 30 minutes to an hour before continuing recipe.
OIL: You can also use extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, if preferred.
 

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  1. The chicken, cranberry, and the carrots have their unique taste, flavor, and textures. And this recipe brings all the ingredients together in a delicious way. thanks for coming with this idea.

  2. Yum!!! I love cranberries, I always buy extra during the winter so I can have them throughout the year. This is a great flavor combo of the rosemary and cranberries. Can’t wait to make this roast chicken.

  3. I love cranberries and rosemary together…esp with something as savory as this chicken! So YUMM and beautiful…thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Yes, I’m so with ya Liz! I definitely recommend giving their Dressings/Marinades a try!:-)

  4. This is such a beautiful all-in-one meal! The brussels sprouts and potatoes make this a hearty dish and the cranberry sauce gives it such a tasty slightly tart flavor.

    • Thanks so much, Marlynn! They definitely all compliment each other for sure! SO GOOD! 🙂