Herbs give the sauce a savory flavor, a nice complement to the tartness of the berries.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Rub evenly under chicken skin. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; roast skin side up until skin is golden brown and meat is cooked through, about 25 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, melt remaining tablespoon butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 minutes. Add sage and remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme; cook 1 minute. Add broth; simmer until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, 10 to 15 minutes. Strain mixture; return to saucepan.

  • Add cranberries and sugar; boil until berries burst, 5 to 8 minutes. Whisk in cornstarch mixture; return to a boil. Cook until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat (sauce will thicken as it stands). Season with salt and pepper. To serve, spoon sauce over chicken.

Reviews (8)

97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 40
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 4
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12/28/2009
oo, yummy! I want to make this tonight! I have boneless chicken.. how should I adjust the cook time?
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12/31/2008
we had artichokes as a starter, this recipe with garlic mashed red potatoes, and chocolate cake for our new year's dinner, it was delicious and easy (i was out of sage, sub'd rosemary)
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12/29/2008
the thin green beans are great roasted - so put a tiny bit of oil on them and roast for about 10 -15 minutes while cooking the chicken.
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12/29/2008
haricot verts (or other thin green beans)
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12/29/2008
I would be interested to know what veggies you served with this, ladies
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12/29/2008
I'm going to try making the glaze separately and spooning it over reheated leftover Christmas turkey. A great recipe to use up holiday leftover! Thanks for the great timing...
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01/12/2008
LOVE CRANBERRIES AND SINCE FEBR IS VALENTINES, AND THIS IS A 'RED DISH' I WILL BE MAKING IT FOR SURPRISE DINNER. I CAN JUST TASTE IT NOW!
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11/14/2007
Delicious! The chicken would be great on its own, without the cranberry sauce... although the sauce is delicious, and definitely worth making. I will be making this again soon!