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  • CRANBERRY-ORANGE RELISH (Makes about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice, divided
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 small Vidalia or other sweet onions, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small jalapeño or cayenne pepper, finely chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne flakes)
  • 3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon natural cane sugar (or 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated organic orange peel
  • -------------------------
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 chicken half breasts, bone in
  • 4 medium organic baking potatoes, quartered (or 8 small purple potatoes, washed and left whole)
  • 1/2 cup sweet vermouth

Cranberry-Orange Relish with Vermouth-Baked Chicken

Casey Ostertag | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 4 people
  • Calories per serving: 479

This fresh-tasting and antioxidant-packed relish makes a wonderful accompaniment to holiday dinners and leftover-turkey sandwiches.

  1. To prepare relish: In a medium bowl, pour 1 1/4 cups of the orange juice over cranberries and set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Add garlic, jalapeño or cayenne, and ginger and sauté until soft (not browned), about 1 minute. Add cranberries with juice, salt, and sugar or syrup. Bring to gentle simmer, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove lid, reduce heat, and simmer until about half the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add remaining 1/4 cup orange juice and orange peel, mixing thoroughly.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°. In a roasting dish or pan, combine oil, rosemary, sage, salt, and pepper. Wash chicken breasts and pat dry. Rub chicken all over with the seasoned oil, lifting skin to coat underneath.
  3. Lay chicken in dish, skin side down. Arrange potatoes around chicken, turning to coat with remaining oil. Add vermouth, cover with parchment paper or oven-safe lid, and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove cover. Baste chicken and potatoes with pan juices. Turn chicken skin side up and continue baking, uncovered, for about 30 minutes more, or until meat is tender but not pink. Remove skin and bone, if desired. Serve with cranberry-orange relish.


Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1 skinless chicken breast with 1/4 cup relish):
Calories: 479 calories
% fat calories: 31
Fat: 17g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 68mg
Protein: 33g
Carbohydrate: 50g
Fiber: 7g
Sodium: 167mg


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