{Crock Pot} Cranberry Chicken

October 09, 2013


It's chicken in the crock pot..woohoo! We haven't had one of these on the blog in a while, have we?  That isn't too say that chicken in the crock pot hasn't been consumed around here since then.  As many of my readers know..we love chicken.  We adore chicken.   We eat it like it's going out of style.   It's so versatile and when you can literally dump food in a pot and come back in a few hours and have dinner..it's darn fabulous.  That's what this is.  A one pot wonder.   A great sweet, a little tangy, chicken can be served with rice, noodles or on a nice bun for a sandwich.
Pretty simple..we loved this one.  A great family dinner!
{small side note:  there are two options for this recipe: packaged mix/bottled dressing and another if you desire to make those items homemade.}




Crock Pot Cranberry Chicken 
Prep Time: 5-15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts 
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix {or}
  • 1/4 cup onion flakes 
  • 2 TBSP beef bouillon granules 
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 cup Catalina Dressing {or} 
  • 1/4 cup ketchup 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp paprika 
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 
  • salt/pepper, to taste 
  • 1 cup whole cranberries

Instructions:

  1. Spray or line crock pot. Place chicken breasts in pot.
  2. If you are using soup mix & bottled dressing, add them into crock pot with the cranberries.
  3. If you are making mix & dressing homemade:
  4. Mix spices well in a small container.
  5. To make homemade dressing:
  6. Add all dressing ingredients except oil into your blender or food processor. Blend well. Drizzle oil in slowly while blending. Blend until smooth
  7. Pour dressing into crock pot with spice mix and cranberries.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

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