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Easy Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Easy Cranberry Chicken

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"Chicken breasts baked in a mixture of cranberry sauce, Ranch-style salad dressing and dry onion soup mix. Four ingredients! Mix, pour and bake! This Cranberry Chicken is a cinch!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, salad dressing and dry onion soup mix. Blend together until well mixed, then pour mixture over chicken.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 24, 2004

I love this tasty, inventive, chicken dish. it was so easy and quick!! It was different but the mixture of the ingrediences were excellent. thank you for the great recipe, i will use it for many years to come. instead of the traditional cranberry sauce i used the kind with "whole berries" and it was a whole lot better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 18, 2009

I think there is a misprint in this recipe, use French, Catalina or Russian dressing NOT RANCH. Also, use whole cranberry sauce not the jellied kind.

Feb 22, 2006

This is VERY GOOD. I cooked it in a Reynolds Bag and then I didn't even have to clean the pan. I served it with mashed potatoes, peas and corn....yum!

Feb 11, 2008

My husband fell in love with me again over this recipe. I served it over rice after reading the reviews. That was really great, the sauce is a bit runny but over the rice, it is great. I discovered too late I did not have the liption onion soup mix, so I substituted French fried onions for the soup mix. It still turned out really good. The kids loved it too.

Jan 08, 2009

This recipe was easy but we did not care for it!cranberry sauce should not ever be used with onion soup mix and ranch dressing.It smelled horrible and it was a strange color.The chicken was tender though if you could get past the weird color...

Apr 17, 2008

This was perfect served over brown rice. My family loved it and it couldn't be easier. Many thanks to reviewer Cheri Nobriga for the idea of substituting a 2.8 oz. can of French Fried Onions for the onion soup mix. It was so good I may never even try it with the soup mix. I used whole berry cranberry sauce and the berries added to both the visual and taste appeal. Thanks Alice, for sharing this delicious recipe!

Nov 18, 2008

Great recipe! I accompanied this dish with store bought stuffing with dried cranberry, and added a scoop of stuffing to each chicken breast. Served with rice and french cut green beans.

Sep 01, 2004

Have to say this bombed at my house. Not one person in my family of 6 ate more than a few bites. It had a strange unappetizing color and a very odd taste. Sorry, I couldn't think of anything to tweak to make it more appealing.


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  • Calories
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 742 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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