Cranberry & Apple Baked Chicken with Quinoa

Aug. 7, 2015  |   Brooks Halliday
Quinoa and Chicken dish on a plate with apples & cranberries.
Photo Credit:  David Han
90 min



  1. Preheat Oven to 325º
  2. In a large skillet over a medium heat, add olive oil and chicken. Brown the chicken then sprinkle with seasoning. Place chicken pieces aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, sauté garlic, onion, 1 chopped apple and 1 cup cranberries until tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. Separately, add 4 tea bags to 2 cups hot water and let steep; squeeze out tea bags and discard. Add honey and stir until dissolved.
  5. Add chicken back into the saute pan with the onion mixture, pour tea-honey mixture over all. Let cook, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes then uncover and let cook until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, steep remaining 4 teabags in 2 cups hot water; squeeze out teabags and discard.
  7. Transfer tea to a saucepan and add quinoa; bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook 10-15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
  8. In the same skillet, melt butter and add remaining chopped apple and 1 cup cranberries sauté until softened, then stir into cooked quinoa.
  9. Serve chicken alongside or atop quinoa; garnish with green onions and chopped parsley.

About the author

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.