Scarlet Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

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.

Top Review by ReeLani

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.

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.

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