I will admit that I am definitely conjuring up some of those holiday flavors (and colors) I love so much. This recipe can be a simple change from a Thanksgiving turkey or a great Christmas or holiday dinner. The crunch of the pecans is an incredible contrast to the softness of the cranberries. The cranberries are tart and they bring out the flavors of the roasted chicken and the pecan butter. With the complexity of holiday dinners and menu planning, something as simple and wonderful as a roasted chicken prepared with pecans and cranberries can be such a refreshing change! Placing nut butter under the skin of the chicken while it cooks helps to reinforce the nut flavor while keeping the meat extra moist. The chicken is roasted then carved and served with a pecan studded cranberry relish. Simple and delicious – the perfect combination.