Rinse leaves with cold water. Remove spine from greens, chop the leaves into bite-size pieces by hand or cut with a knife, set aside
In a large sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and sauté until aromatic about two minutes. Add red pepper flakes, salt, cranberries, orange zest, orange juice, and maple syrup and sauté for an additional minute.
Add the Swiss chard, use tongs to turn to coat. Pour water over the Swiss chard and cover. Let steam for additional two minutes, chard is done when leaves begin to soften, and the color begins to darken and intensify.