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Orange Cranberry Roast Chicken with Rosemary Balsamic Butter

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Sometimes chicken just doesn't have enough flavor. This isn't that. This Orange Cranberry Roast Chicken has packs a lot of sweetness into a filling meal.


  • 3 lb. whole chicken

  • 2 cups cranberries

  • A few sprigs of rosemary

  • 1 large orange

Rosemary Balsamic Butter

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Zest from 1 orange



Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Dry the skin of the chicken with paper towels. Place the cranberries and rosemary in a small roasting pan.

3 lb. whole chicken, 2 cups cranberries, A few sprigs of rosemary

Mix the Rosemary Balsamic Butter ingredients together in a small bowl.

Spread the butter under the skin of the chicken, being careful not to break the skin.

Lay the chicken on the cranberries. Cut the orange into quarters and squeeze the juice over the chicken then nestle the quarters around the chicken.

Roast the chicken for 45 mins then reduce the heat to 350 and continue roasting for another 45 mins.

Remove the chicken from the pan and serve with the cranberries spooned over the top.


Original Recipe from: theendlessmeal

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