Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken Recipe -
Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken Recipe
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

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"This is a delicious and easy way to prepare chicken breasts. I like to serve the cooked sauce over mashed potatoes or rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour the salad dressing, cranberry sauce, and onion soup mix over the chicken.
  2. Cook on Low 4 to 6 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2011

I have made this with pork chops instead of chicken and it comes out great. You could also use a pork loin roast. When I first saw the recipe, the ingredients just didn't sound like they would go together, but I was intrigued. The concoction comes out tasting like a very mild barbecue sauce. Don't be afraid to try it! It is so nice to find a recipe that uses so few ingredients and ones that I usually have on hand.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 10, 2012

I am confident this is delicious however, I cannot believe the amount of calories in this recipe. We are a Nation of Obesity!!! Hello people! I am a heart patient and never have been overweight. Do you want to live or not????? Mimi from Tennessee

Mar 07, 2011

I have to tell you, I didn't change a thing with this recipe and I think this recipe is the best I have gotten on any website. I LOVED IT!!!!! Not only was it totally yummy but the smell of it cooking made me drool all day. I would have never thought of putting these ingredients together but boy, it sure works. Thank you, momof2boys.

Dec 25, 2011

I made this last night for Christmas Eve. I used a whole chicken, 1 can cranberry & about 2 cups fresh cranberries, 1 package onion soup & a little water. I left out the Catalina. It was DELISH and a huge hit! Using the fresh berries eliminated the problem other reviews had with berries (sauce) being too mushy & not staying whole. It's a festive, easy and yummy dish.

Mar 21, 2011

Simple and good. I love when a recipe uses practical items, and especially love it when all I have to do is throw it in the crockpot awhile. I did turn up the crock pot to high for the first couple hours, then backed it down to low. Chicken was cooked PERFECTLY. Next time, we're going to add a can of chunked pineapple, per my husband's recommendation.

Feb 17, 2011

Hubby put this in the crock pot today, and it was wonderful. Love the combination of flavors. Over rice with salad...simple and delicious.

Mar 02, 2011

sweet and yummy, next time I will cut the mixture in was too much for 4 breasts.

Mar 08, 2011

Made this for a Sunday dinner and everyone loved it. Sauce wasn't overly sweet, it was unbelievably easy, and I made it as written. Didn't have any fresh chicken, so I used pre-cooked, frozen chicken breast patties. Slow cooked on high for 3 1/2 hours - beautiful! Will now be in our Sunday dinner rotation!


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  • Calories
  • 740 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 41 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 23.4 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1810 mg
  • 72%

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

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