Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

This is originally a Passover recipe, but it works well for Thanksgiving too, just substitute flour or corn starch for the potato starch. This recipe also freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the dried fruit in a medium bowl filled with hot water and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Lay the chicken pieces, skin side up, in an oblong baking pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice, sherry and brown suar.
  6. Mix well, then stir in the dried cherries and cranberries and potato starch.
  7. Stir together, making sure the potato starch is dissolved.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken pieces and bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  9. Baste and bake 30 to 40 more minutes, covering the baking pan with aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes.
  10. The chicken should look a little crispy on top, and the sauce should begin to thicken.
  11. If the sauce gets too thick, add about 1/4 cup orange juice or water during the last 15 minutes of baking.


Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this chicken. I'm big on fruit and meat together, and this was a very tasty combination. I had boneless/skinless chicken breasts in the fridge, so I used those. I'm sure the ones with skin would add a richness to the overall taste. Note that if you like a lot of herbs, onions, garlic, etc. in what you eat this probably won't be the recipe for you.

ReeLani December 15, 2002

I used this as part of a meal for a Chanukah party. Everyone loved it, the flavor was delicious. I am not a fan of poultry and fruit together or of cooked fruit but I enjoyed this, probably because it was not overly sweet. My only diappointment was that I expected the chicken to take on a red (scarlet) hue because of the recipes title. Oh well. Will definatly make it again. (I used 2 cut up chicken's minus the wings and it worked perfectly).

mrschaits December 14, 2009

Delicious! I used skinless breasts and served it for Passover. Turned out great! Wonderful flavor! The ONLY thing that I was'nt happy with was that after cooking, there was not enough gravy-I think I'd try less potato starch. Mirj, you've done it again!

Joyce18 April 11, 2004

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