CRANBERRY-BALSAMIC CHICKEN THIGHS
To round out this healthy chicken dinner recipe, put some farro on to cook before you start cooking the chicken.
MAKES 4 SERVING/ TOTAL TIME 25 MINUTES
4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
½ teaspoon salt, divided
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 ½ cups cranberries, thawed if frozen
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, reduce heat to medium and cook, undisturbed, until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Remove all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pan.
Turn the chicken over and add cranberries, vinegar, honey and thyme to the pan. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching bone reaches 165 degrees F, 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Increase heat to high, add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook uncovered, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Serve the chicken with the sauce.
4.4g saturated fat,