Monday, November 26, 2012

Saucy Cranberry Chicken

With Thanksgiving behind us, you may just need a suggestion for using that cranberry sauce that is now in the fridge.  Here's a chicken dish that is sure to please!  It's a variation of an apricot chicken recipe that my mother-in-law used to make...and was known as 'grandma's chicken' by her grandchildren.


  • 3 lbs. skinless chicken pieces (breasts and/or thighs)
  • 1 cup Russian dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry sauce (or 1 can 398 ml cranberry sauce)
  • 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
  1. Place chicken pieces in a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  2. Combine dressing, cranberry sauce and onion soup mix in a small bowl.
  3. Spoon evenly over chicken pieces.
  4. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour and 15 minutes...or until chicken is done (170 degrees F).

14 comments:

  1. That looks good Judy!! Simple and festive....

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  2. Thanks for this recipe Judy. My cranberry sauce never made it to the table on Thanksgiving. It was forgotten in the refrigerator in a very nice serving bowl. Ha!

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  3. I've made this recipe MANY times and it's the best!! Great for when one has company with a salad and rice/potatoes. I'd recommend this recipe any time. Thanks for adding it..

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  4. Great idea.... I really like how grandchildren use to call their granma recipe :D, have a nice week, hugs, Flavia

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  5. I'm visiting my daughter's family in Sask. and I just put this in the oven for our supper. I'm pretty sure it will go over well! Thanks for the dinner idea.

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  6. This is one of my favorite dishes. I could just reach into the picture and help myself.

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  7. This looks wonderful and sounds easy! A perfect combination...thanks for sharing!

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  8. Just made for dinner. The ingredients (esp the Russian Dressing, I had to google what that was) were a bit odd, but you have never let me down before. It was good. The kids didn't like it, but my husband did and I really just cook for him anyway. It made the chicken so moist and house smelled so good.

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  9. Just made this for dinner. It was wonderful! Everyone at the table loved it. Thank you so much for such an easy, satisfying recipe.

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  10. I use catalina or a honey style frenchdressing. I didn't realize we weren't the only ones that call it Saucy Chicken. We eat it with rice and broccoli, YUM!!

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  11. I made this for dinner the other night and it was delicious! It cooked in the crockpot and worked just fine. I will definitely be making this one again. :)

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  12. Love this dish. easy to make and I used my new rice cooker, so when my wife and kids come home, they think I worked all day to make this, but I didn't. Rob

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  13. Do I cook in a covered dish or uncovered. If you could tell me as soon as you can that would help as I'm making it now and hubby is on his way home from work now.

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  14. Covered is likely better...but I'm sure either way would be fine.

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