Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cranberry chicken

My friend Cora shared this simple recipe with me a few months ago. Judging by Eric's very pleased reaction, it's entered our regular rotation! Enjoy . . .

Cranberry chicken
4 chicken breasts (or pheasant breasts, if you're married to an avid hunter!)
1 c. salad dressing (recipe calls for French or Catalina; I've only used raspberry vinaigrette because that's what I had on hand the first time and we loved the result)
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 envelope of Lipton onion soup mix

I dump everything in the crockpot and call it good (ours is really speedy, so it only takes 3-4 hours), and then I serve the meat/sauce with potatoes and/or stuffing. If baking, it suggests refrigerating the mixture for several hours to let the flavors marinate. Bake covered at 300 degress for 1.5 hours.

12 comments:

milissa said...

We have made this same recipe with brisket...and that is super yummy too!

Jenny said...

This sounds yummy with the Rasberry vingerette. I can't wait to try this. Because I love to use my crockpot.

Hayley said...

Oh that's funny you posted this. This is K's absolute favorite meal!! I make this all the time....so yummy and so SIMPLE! I've never tried it in the crockpot....what a great idea! Do you put the crockpot on high for it to be done in 3-4 hours.

Carrie said...

Oh wow. That sounds mouth-watering delicious! Thanks for sharing!

gail said...

i have a similiar recipe and we love it here too. i haven't made it in awhile. good reminder--maybe i'll make it later this week.

Leah in Iowa said...

Fareway just had skinless boneless chicken breasts on sale for $1.69 a pound. Did you get some? I missed it. =(

Also, I have several packages of pheasant that I will never (EVER) cook. Want 'em? =)

Mary said...

The raspberry vinaigrette sounds like a great switch! We tried it with Catalina and didn't like it. Too "ketchupy". I'll have to give it another go with that. I first saw that recipe in a freezer cookbook and had high hopes that it would be one of my standby freezer meals. You may have just rescued it for me!

Frances said...

That sounds soooo good - if only my husband liked cranberry sauce! :(

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

That does sound good - and I'm always on the lookout for good crockpot recipes. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ginger said...

I'll be trying this!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Sounds delicious. I'll have to try it soon!

Angela - Life w/ Two Busy Boys said...

This sounds really good!