The Cranberry Chili Chicken- From Frozen to Baked in 1hr and 45 minutes

Here is a 2nd recipe from my “Frozen to Baked” blog recipes. This one consists of only 3 ingredients: chicken thighs, cranberry sauce and chili sauce (and if you choose at the end, to add salt and pepper, if needed). This recipe is for a family tray of frozen chicken thighs, which will give you approximately 8-10 pieces, and will give you 4-5 servings. Here we go…..

family pack of chicken thighs (about 8-10 pieces), skin on, bone in, single layer, washed

1 small jar of chili sauce (about 8 ounces, or 1 cup)

(1) 14 ounce can of jellied cranberry sauce 

salt and pepper (only if your taste buds think it needs it, once it is cooked, and you try it)

long baking pan, such as a chafing pan, or a long aluminum pan

aluminum foil

pastry brush

Preheat oven to 425. Place frozen chicken in your pan. Pour chili sauce evenly over chicken. Count how many pieces of chicken you have, and slice that same amount of jellied cranberry sauce. Place one slice on each piece of chicken. Cover, and cook for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and carefully remove foil watching out not to burn yourself with steam. Separate all chicken pieces, and brush chicken with sauce. Replace cover, and bake for another 45 minutes. Remove foil cover again, this time for good, being careful not to burn your self, brush with sauce one last time, and bake for 15 minutes more. You are now looking to achieve that barbecued look. Remove from oven, and transfer chicken pieces to a platter. Using a spoon, try to remove as much of the fat as you can from the sauce. Use the remaining sauce that is left in the pan as a dipping sauce. That’s it !!! Enjoy !!!! 🙂


The Cranberry Chili Chicken- From Frozen to Baked in 1hr and 45 minutes


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