Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots

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Need an elegant dinner that's simply delicious and easy? We have got just the dish for you, our recipe for Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots!

Need an elegant Holiday dinner that’s simply delicious and easy? We have got just the dish for you, our recipe for Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots!

You get the sweetness of the carrots and the tartness from the cranberries, with the savory garlic herb butter and the festive rosemary. Making this the perfect dish for entertaining during the holidays.

There’s so much entertaining to do heading into to the holidays and you still have to get ready for the big day with family. So you have a small get together with friends to exchange gifts the week before… this Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots would be the perfect dinner for that.

Let’s say you have distant family that lives some distance and they are making a day trip near by for shopping, and they want to stop by for a visit. It’s so tempting to say let’s all go out to dinner. But everyone is spending so much money for presents. It would make more sense to have a plan to stay in and enjoy each others company; because let’s face it, not everyone has unlimited funds. Chances are you could be picking up the bill and putting that on the charge card. As well as everything else you have to pull the card out for especially if your having drinks while your out.

So this Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots is all the way around budget friendly and takes very little planning. There’s not even a marinade for this! So how do we get so much flavor into this simple dinner? You wake up the herbs by smashing them with a mortal and pestle, or you can use a bowl and back of a spoon then mix it in with butter.

Need an elegant dinner that's simply delicious and easy? We have got just the dish for you, our recipe for Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots!

 

Rosemary Chicken over Cranberries & Carrots

Rosemary Chicken over Cranberries & Carrots

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs chicken
  • 6 carrots or bag of baby carrots
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • For the herb butter:
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon rosemary (diced) plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • couple twists of fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle (or a bowl and back of a spoon) crush the garlic, herbs, salt and all pepper together. Add butter and stir to combine well. Rub herb butter under the skin and over the chicken.
  3. Place carrots, cranberries, and chicken pieces in oven-safe roasting dish. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165 and the juices run clear.
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Need an elegant dinner that's simply delicious and easy? We have got just the dish for you, our recipe for Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots!

Need an elegant dinner that's simply delicious and easy? We have got just the dish for you, our recipe for Rosemary Chicken Over Cranberries & Carrots!

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