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Cranberry BBQ Chicken

"A very pretty chicken; you can use a whole chicken cut up, or pieces. I generally use Country Legs (thigh & drumstick) as that is the cheapest chicken available."
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servings 743 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 743 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 39 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 42.6 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 182 mg
  • 61%
  • Sodium:
  • 1013 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet brown the chicken in butter/margarine. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In the drippings (in the skillet), saute onion and celery until tender. Add cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce. Mix well.
  4. Pour cranberry mixture over chicken and bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 203 Ratings

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I adapated this recipe for my crock pot--which was super easy and pretty good. I used two pounds of skinless/boneless chicken thighs, and cut them up a bit. I put them right in the pot with the...

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This was okay. My kids ate it without comment as did everyone else. I didn't cover the dish while cooking and there was plenty of sauce, maybe too much. It's a great way to use up that leftover ...

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I adapated this recipe for my crock pot--which was super easy and pretty good. I used two pounds of skinless/boneless chicken thighs, and cut them up a bit. I put them right in the pot with the...

The smell alone while this was in the oven should be an air freshener. 90 mins don't seem like a long time but when it smells that good it seems like eons. This was awesome chicken! We had it tw...

The whole family loved this one! I used 6 skinless, boneless breast halves and just salt and peppered them and put them in a 9x13. Then sauteed the onion, celery, 1/2 c. chopped green pepper and...

This was very good. If you cover the pan with foil, the sauce doesn't burn and you don't need to baste.

Just made this for 15 of my family members! They loved it, including 4 kids! Please, follow the directions exactly as written, using whole cranberry sauce and using the veggies. I took the advic...

My kids gobbled this up! I used a spicy bbq sauce by accident and it toned down the spice a lot! In my opinion, do not cover this dish with foil. If you do the sauce does not get as "sticky" ...

I add a 1/2 cup more BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's), use boneless skinless breasts, and cut the cook time to 45 minutes. Because you brown the chicken first, the 90 minute cooktime is too long and...

i have been making this recipe for years and it is one of my absolute favorites. the mixture of whole berry cranberry sauce and BBQ sauce is lovely. you can make it without the celery, but it ...

Delicious chicken!! Everyone LOVES this chicken. I did alter it though. I cut out the celery and just put onion rings underneath. I also cut out the step of browning in butter. I just place it s...