Cranberry Sage Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

Cranberry Sage Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
We eat a lot of chicken. So it goes without saying that I have a REALLY large repertoire of chicken recipes. We have our favorites of course, everyone does but if I served the same ones week in and week out I’d probably end up with a mutiny on my hands (ain’t nobody got time for that). This was one of my “clean out the refrigerator” ideas for chicken. Sometimes they work out. Sometimes they don’t. Obviously if its making it to our corner of the web here Mikey (aka the family) liked it. Woot. Glazes are a great way to go with chicken. Making a glaze is super easy. You take a liquid and reduce it. My soon to be eight year old could do this, he calls it sauce and I just don’t have the heart to correct him, being the baby and all, and well let’s be honest he’s cute. Real cute (for the record, and just in case they might read this – my other two children are equally adorable.)

Cranberry Sage Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

I like to keep a few packages of chicken thighs and wings on hand in our freezer (back to that whole we eat a lot of chicken thing). Grilled meat kinda calls out for glaze. Maybe it’s the G in common. I’m not sure but it just works. For this glaze we paired cranberry and sage which just screams fall to me. Is anyone else excited about fall? I’m trying to hurry it along but like my children it’s not cooperating. I’m looking forward to the cooler temperatures. Not COLD just cool. I’m not ready for cold. No. No. No.

Cranberry Sage Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
I’m a dark meat girl. Always have been and I’m pretty sure I will always be. For this recipe we used Tyson® Fresh Chicken Thighs (bone in baby). Did you know that Tyson Fresh Chicken is all natural* with no added hormones or steroids**? Yep. It arrives at your store fresh, delivered within days from leaving the farm. How’s that for fresh? Tyson has a heritage of producing chicken raised by family farmers for over 75 years. Each piece of chicken is hand trimmed for convenience to save time and effort. That is extra bonus points in my book. Want to learn more? You can find helpful tools and resources to make meal planning easy for you and your family on their website.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tyson. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.|

* Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients.
**Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken.

Cranberry Sage Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

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  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 3-4 fresh sage leaves
  • Tyson fresh chicken thighs (bone in) - skin removed


  1. Into a large sauce pan heat cranberry juice over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Add sage leaves. Continue cooking until mixture reduces and thickens. Set aside.
  2. Season chicken thighs with salt/pepper.
  3. Cook thighs on grill (or grill pan) until juices run clear and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180 degrees. Turning as necessary.
  4. Baste chicken with glaze prior to serving.


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  1. 1

    two of my favorite combos, cranberries and sage! Looks fabulous!

  2. 2
    Ginny McMeans /

    What a beautiful and festive sauce!

  3. 3

    I am totally a dark meat kind of girl too. I can’t believe how easy this sauce looks. On the try list!

  4. 4

    Love the glaze! You can never have enough chicken recipes. This one is a keeper!

  5. 5

    OMgoodness such decadent glaze just in time for the approaching holidays.

  6. 6

    Definitely prefer thighs over rest of the bird, and the use of cranberry and sage is just WOW. Great easy mid-week recipe in my opinion.

  7. 7

    I love this idea for the glaze! Genius 🙂

  8. 8

    YUM! Perfect for the upcoming holidays!

  9. 9

    This chicken looks amazing! Love the cranberry and sage combination!

  10. 10

    I can see myself basting a whole chicken or turkey this way. Love it !

  11. 11

    Your photos are stunning! And this glaze sounds amazing.

  12. 12

    I love the combination of cranberries and sage. Kind of like Thanksgiving, only with chicken. Lovely glaze, Paula!

  13. 13

    Those are some of the prettiest thighs I’ve ever seen! 😉

  14. 14

    This reminds me that the holidays are near. Sage always brings fall and holiday feel. Great recipe!

  15. 15

    What a great combination, and so simple! Excited to try this recipe!


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