Cranberry Ginger Chicken

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 2 cups cranberry juice*
  • 1/2 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs or breasts, skin removed (about 3-4 chicken breasts)
  • 2 Tablespoon diced shallots or onions
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, for garnish


  1. Stir cranberry juice, cranberries, ginger, and garlic in large bowl until blended. Add chicken, cover, and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 to 2 hours. Remove chicken from marinade and season with salt and pepper. Reserve marinade.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add shallots and saute over medium heat until transparent. Add reserved marinade and bring to a boil, uncovered. Decrease heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced in half. 
  3. Grill chicken over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes per side until juices run clear when pierced with a fork or chicken reaches internal temperature of 165°F. 
  4. Place grilled chicken on a large serving platter, drizzle with reduced marinade, and garnish with chopped chives. Serve with seasonal vegetables and a whole grain side dish like brown rice.
    *mix cranberry juice concentrate with water according to package directions