Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Cranberry Chicken

Spicy Cranberry Chicken

My spicy cranberry chicken is a simple and delicious recipe you can easily make, for a quick weekday dinner or over the holiday’s!  This chicken is sweet and spicy, and incredibly juicy and moist!  Use this recipe as part of meal prep, or make ahead dinner idea.  This recipe can also be made using your crockpot – that’s right, it makes for an easy chicken crockpot dinner recipe.  Serve this cranberry chicken recipe along side scalloped potatoes and green beans, quinoa fried rice, crispy smashed potatoes and sauteed spinach, or my cheesy cauliflower bakeBe sure to share this recipe across all your social media platforms!

I really hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and when you make it, be sure to let me know in the comment section below, as I’d absolutely love to hear what you think!! Also be sure take a photo of your creation, and post it on Instagram and tag me @cookingwithchika or #cookingwithchika as I love seeing your creations and photos!  Also be sure to share this recipe across all your social media platforms!

Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Cooking with Chika


  • 1.5 – 2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon rosemary thyme, parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • ½ - 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper


  • Rinse chicken and remove skin and any excess fat from chicken. Set aside.
  • Place cranberry sauce and all spices into a bowl and stir until combined.
  • Place chicken into a baking dish and pour spiced cranberry sauce over.
  • Toss chicken with sauce to ensure each piece is fully covered in the sauce.
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake chicken for 40 minutes. Once the 40 minutes has lapsed remove foil and continue baking for another 20-30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Remove cooked chicken from oven and serve immediately. Can be served along side Rosemary and Thyme Scalloped Potatoes.

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