One Pan Cranberry Chicken Thighs

Scrumptious one pan meal that goes from stove top to oven with ease! A recipe that can be made effortlessly! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 474kcal
Author Ginny


  • 4 Chicken Thighs skin on
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Herbs de Provence
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • zest Orange
  • 2 tbs Orange Juice
  • 1 cup White Wine or chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cup Fresh Cranberries dried can be used, reconstitute as directed
  • 2 tbs Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbs Balsamic Vinegar


  • Preheat the oven at 425 degrees. 
  • Combine herbs, garlic and olive oil together in a bowl. Rub on chicken thighs. 
  • Heat cast iron skillet on stove top at medium high heat. Wait for the oil to heat up several minutes before placing chicken in pan to create the sear. Once fully heated, place in hot skillet. 
    Place the seasoned chicken thighs in the cast iron skillet
  • Cook each side of the chicken for 5-7 minutes. 
    Chicken Thighs are Browned and Ready for the Cranberries
  • While the chicken is cooking, combine the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, orange juice, and orange zest in a bowl and mix together. Add in the cranberries and mix together. 
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and pour wine or chicken broth into the hot skillet. Scrape up the remnants on the bottom of the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Place chicken back in the pan and cover with the cranberry mixture. 
  • Place skillet in heated oven for 15-20 minutes or once the chicken reaches 165 degrees internal temperature. 
    The Cast Iron Skillet is Going into the Oven for the Final Step


If your chicken thighs are large, cook the thighs in the oven for 5-7 minutes prior to putting the cranberry mixture in as they will cook too long and burn. 


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.6mg