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Plate of Cranberry Chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes.
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Baked Cranberry Chicken

This cranberry chicken is tender, sweet yet tangy and easy to make! With less than five minutes of prep time, this is a perfect dinner for busy weeknights.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Cranberry
Servings: 8
Calories: 444kcal
Author: Echo Blickenstaff


  • 9x13 inch pan



  • Place chicken in baking pan. Generously spread cranberry sauce over the chicken.
    Craisins, onion soup mix, cranberry sauce, pecans, chicken and Catalina dressing to make Cranberry Chicken.
  • Sprinkle onion soup mix, pecans, and craisins over the chicken. Pour Catalina dressing over top.
    Glass dish with Catalina dressing covering the Cranberry Chicken.
  • Bake lightly covered with foil at 350 for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes.
    Foil covering glass dish of Cranberry Chicken.
  • Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
    Cranberry Chicken on a dinner plate with mashed potatoes and green beans.
  • Tip: Spoon extra sauce over the chicken and rice or mashed potatoes when serving.
    Fork holding piece of cut Cranberry Chicken.



  • Use four large boneless chicken breasts, cut in half - you can substitute with bone-in chicken or chicken thighs if you prefer. You should have enough chicken to fill a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Arrange the chicken in a baking pan, prepped with some cooking spray. If you're using thighs with skin, make sure to put the skin-side down.
  • Serve the extra sauce in a bowl and spoon over the chicken when serving. You can also garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg