Cranberry Chicken is delicious and easy to make, with baked chicken breasts, whole cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, pecans and Catalina dressing.
Cranberry Chicken is delicious and easy to make, with baked chicken breasts, whole cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, pecans and Catalina dressing.
If you’re looking for a completely simple, yet delicious new chicken recipe to try, may I suggest this one for Cranberry Chicken? Chicken breasts are layered with whole cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, topped with Catalina dressing. It is baked until done, then served atop steamed rice.

If that ingredient list sounds strange, you’re not alone. That was my reaction the first time I saw the ingredient list. Guess what? The ingredients for cranberry chicken may sound a bit odd, but the finished chicken dish tastes really good!

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How To Make Cranberry Chicken

This meal takes less than 10 minutes of prep work (how great is THAT?). The recipe is as simple as layering ingredients and baking.  Here’s how to make this dish:  First, spray a 9×13 baking pan with non stick spray. Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the pan in a single layer.

Chicken breasts are placed in a single layer in a baking dish.
Spread whole cranberry sauce evenly over chicken breasts, to cover. Who knew that raw chicken and cranberry sauce could look so festive? Ha Ha.

Whole cranberry sauce is spread over chicken breasts.Time To Do Some “Sprinkling”

Sprinkle the onion soup mix evenly over all that cranberry sauce. See how easy this is so far? Told ya it was easy.

Onion soup mix is sprinkled over cranberry chicken.
Now you need to sprinkle some crunchy, chopped pecans evenly over the soup mix. Almost done, and you’ve probably not gotten too worn out, right?

Chopped pecans are added to cranberry chicken dish.
Ready to “sprinkle” again? YEP. Evenly sprinkle the dried cranberries over the pecans.

Dried cranberries are added to cranberry chicken in baking dish.
Pour a bottle of Catalina dressing evenly over the top.  I used my own Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing, but a regular sized bottle of store bought dressing works perfectly!

Catalina salad dressing is poured over cranberry chicken in baking dish.Bake The Cranberry Chicken

Lightly cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake the cranberry chicken at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil, and continue baking the chicken for an additional 15 minutes, then remove from the oven. This is what the cranberry chicken looked like when it was done and came out of the oven.

Cranberry chicken out of the oven after baking for one hour.Time To Eat!

Serve the cranberry chicken on top of hot cooked rice, on individual serving plates (or a serving platter). Spoon some of the extra sauce over the top of each piece of chicken, for added flavor. Now you’re ready to eat this delicious main dish.

Cranberry chicken is served over white rice.

That’s it!  Cranberry chicken really is such an easy recipe to prepare!  We enjoyed trying this chicken dish, and hope you will, too! My husband said the taste reminded him of Thanksgiving (must be those cranberries!).

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Cranberry Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Cranberry Chicken is delicious and easy to make, with baked chicken breasts, whole cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, pecans and Catalina dressing.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 574 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 large boneless , skinless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally (or 6 small breasts)
  • 14 ounces whole berry cranberry sauce , 1 can
  • 2 ounces dry onion soup mix , 1 envelope
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 ounces Catalina dressing
  • Cooked white or brown rice (to serve with chicken on top)
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13 or 10x12 baking pan with non stick spray. Place chicken in pan in single layer.
  2. Spread cranberry sauce evenly over chicken breasts. Sprinkle onion soup mix evenly over cranberry sauce. Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly over soup mix. Sprinkle dried cranberries evenly over pecans. Pour bottle of Catalina dressing evenly over pecans.
  3. Lightly cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove aluminum foil, and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Place chicken pieces on top of hot cooked rice on individual serving plates (or a serving platter). Spoon some of the extra sauce over the top of the chicken for added flavor. Serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1032mg45%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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