Thanksgiving is over, and it's time for our favorite holiday
pasttime: figuring out what to do with the leftovers. People often
think of ways to creatively re-make leftovers like turkey, ham,
mashed potatoes and more into new dishes. But what about
Thanksgiving's favorite condiment, cranberry sauce or compote?
This elegant, yet surprisingly easy meal can be done using your
leftover cranberry compote or sauce. If you are using canned or
jellied cranberry sauce, simply simmer it in a sauce pot until it's
broken down with the rest of the ingredients listed below, minus
But don't think you have to wait until the holidays to make this
meal. You can easily make your own compote at home and even use a
whole roasted chicken. Now tell me your guests would not be
In a sauce pot, bring all the ingredients to a boil and simmer
on low heat for about 20-30 until the cranberries pop and the sauce
has thickened. Taste for sweetness. Set aside and let cool.
Cranberry Lacquered Chicken
Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Salt and pepper all sides on the
chicken and place in a shallow baking dish.
Spread some compote on the chicken and bake, uncovered for 30
minutes. Take the dish out of the oven and add more compote on top
of the chicken, and place back in the oven for another 30
Serve with steamed asparagus or any other of your favorite
sides. You can refrigerate the rest of the compote for up to one
*Make sure to set aside a different spoon/brush to use while
spreading compote on the raw chicken to avoid
Simple cooking for busy families.
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