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Cranberry Orange Turkey Thighs Recipe

About two weeks ago I posted a link to the dish that inspired this one. I couldn’t get the combination out of my head. I tried, I really tried, but I failed.

The only other option? Make it myself, of course.

Whether you’re looking for a taste of the holidays, or just something that’s delightfully savory and sweet at the same time, this dish is sure to please. To top it off, it’s about as simple as it gets. With only three ingredients in the mix, it’s the perfect workday meal or a great start to the weekend.

Cranberry Orange Turkey Thighs Recipe
Yield: 2 Servings

Cranberry Orange Turkey Thighs Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 2 turkey thighs
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can mandarin oranges
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Rinse and dry turkey thighs. Season with salt and pepper. Place skin side up in large casserole or dutch oven. Drizzle oranges and cranberry sauce over turkey, including can juices.
  3. Cook, uncovered approximately 1 1/2 hours. Let rest, serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 910Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 404mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 3gSugar: 54gProtein: 85g

What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:

I would have added a bit of curry powder to the mix, and perhaps a few rosemary sprigs. Aside from that, nothing. This was absolutely fantastic!

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