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This deceptively easy dish makes everyday feel like a holiday! Moist, juicy, and full of flavor, this simple cranberry chicken whips up in minutes with just a few basic ingredients, and is freezer and crockpot friendly too! #recipes #chickenrecipes #cranberryrecipes #cranberrychicken #holidayrecipes #freezerrecipes #crockpotrecipes #slowcookerrecipes

Simple Cranberry Chicken Recipe

This moist, delicious chicken is full of flavor and uses just a handful of simple ingredients!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Simple Cranberry Chicken
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 2 cans whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 8 oz bottle French dressing or Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion optional
  • 3-4 lbs boneless skinless chicken


  1. Chop onion and set aside.
  2. In large bowl whisk together cranberry sauce, dressing, chicken broth, soup mix, chopped onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Divide chicken into two gallon size freezer bags. Be sure to label bags!
  4. Divide cranberry mixture into freezer bags over chicken. Freeze until needed.
  5. Thaw; pour contents into slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours, or place in casserole dish and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

If using slow cooker, cook 4-5 hrs on low or 2-3 hours on high.