Begin by adding olive oil to an oven-safe skillet oven medium-high heat. I used a cast iron skillet for a lovely sear.
Pat the chicken.
Pat the chicken breasts with a paper towel. This will help with searing and seasoning.
Adding seasoning is key to great tasting chicken! I added salt, black pepper, onion powder, and a couple of pinches of chili powder.
Place the chicken in the hot skillet and sear it for 4 minutes. You should be able to squeeze 4-6 chicken breasts in.
Using tongs, flip the chicken over onto the other side.
Season the other side of the chicken with all of the remaining seasoning.
Sprinkle freshly chopped or minced garlic over the chicken in the skillet.
Pop in two or three fresh sprigs of rosemary.
Pour wine & honey.
Mix together white wine and honey and pour it into the pan. I used a dry chardonnay.
Scatter cranberries over everything in the pan. You can use fresh or frozen. I've even used dry cranberries when fresh weren't in season but I prefer fresh or frozen.
Bake the chicken until it is heated all the way through, taking care not to over bake it. Check the thickest chicken breast with a thermometer. The temperature should ready 165°F.
Serve this Holiday Chicken Recipe with all of your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and stuffing. Don't forget to pour the jus from the pan over the chicken!