Cherry Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 40 min 6
Cherry Chicken
Health Highlights
This Whole30-friendly Cherry Chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners when cherries are in season! The cherries lend a subtly sweet flavor.


2 small shallot(s) Shallots (roughly chopped)
454 gm Sweet cherry, raw (or 10 oz frozen pitted sweet cherries)
3 tbsp White balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic)
1 tbsp Fish sauce
1/3 cup Avocado oil (or macadamia oil, or olive oil)
2 tsp Salt (Diamond Crystal brand kosher)
1 dash Black pepper (freshly ground)
1 3/4 kg Chicken, drumstick


  1. Make the marinade by tossing the shallots, pitted cherries, balsamic vinegar, fish sauce, oil, salt, and pepper into a blender or food processor. Blitz until you get a smooth sauce.
  2. Taste it for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper if needed. It should be a good balance between savory, tangy, and sweet.
  3. Place the drumsticks in a large bowl, and pour on the marinade. Make sure the marinade coats the chicken. You can let the chicken marinate in a covered container in the fridge for 1 hour and up to 12 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F or 375°F if using a convection oven.
  5. Place a wire rack on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and arrange the chicken on top. Make sure you shake off any excess marinade.
  6. Bake the chicken for 40 minutes, flipping the chicken pieces over at the halfway point. The chicken’s ready when the skin is crisp and browned an the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 732
Calories from fat 453
Calories from saturated fat 107
Total Fat 50 g
Saturated Fat 11.9 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 23.4 g
Cholesterol 245 mg
Sodium 1279 mg
Potassium 857 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 11.0 g
Protein 55 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.9
Meat 3.4
Vegetables 0.2

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