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Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry chicken is truly the simplest dish ever to cook, and is a family favorite.  All it takes is three ingredients!

ingredients for cranberry chicken

Yep, that’s it!  Oh, and a one gallon zipper bag!

Here’s the recipe…

Cranberry Chicken
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  • 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, thawed from frozen or fresh
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  1. Combine the whole berry cranberry sauce and dry onion soup mix in a 1 gallon zipper bag.
  2. Mix it well by mushing it around.
  3. Add thawed or fresh chicken breasts.
  4. You can either cook immediately, or place in refrigerator to marinate for a few hours.
  5. Place mixture with chicken breasts in an oven safe dish.
  6. Bake at 350F until chicken is cooked through (30-45 minutes, depending on size of chicken breasts) .


I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer yesterday, but no worries.  I’ll just thaw it in the bag with the cranberry onion mixture.  If desired, you can let the chicken marinate in the bag for a few hours before cooking, but it isn’t necessary if you are baking it.  If you plan to grill the chicken breasts, I would recommend letting it marinate for a few hours, as you will not have the benefit of cooking it in the mixture.  KWIM?

Now, I know what you are thinking.  EWWWWW!  I can’t tell you how many people have said EWWWW! when I have told them about this recipe.  My father in law HATES cranberry sauce, but he LOVES my cranberry chicken.  Several of my friends are cranberry chicken converts.

I love to serve this with a fresh salad.

So, are you brave enough to try it?

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Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. It does sound quite interesting, but I’ll try anything at least once.

  2. I really love cranberry, so I know I’d love this. Thank you!

  3. my daughters and husband love cranberry sauce. I dont care for it though so if I make this I’d have to eat something else. But I have all those ingredients on hand so i think I’ll try it out

    • I think you would be pleasantly suprised, Jennifer, if you tried it. Like I said, my FIL HATES cranberry sauce, but LOVES this dish.

  4. I love Cranberry sauce AND think I would love this, not to mention how EASY this looks. Bookmarking for sure!

  5. that sounds so good

  6. I bet this would be good in a crock pot!!!

  7. This sounds very tasty!!

  8. I love cranberries personally 🙂

  9. I make something similar but mine calls for Russian dressing too…Yummy!

  10. I’ll have to give it a shot!

  11. Gonna have to try this. I need some onion soup mix!

  12. I never would have thought of this combo, but I’m always looking for new takes on chicken. Thanks for sharing!

  13. sounds yummy! I love cranberry sauce and chicken! too bad onion soup mix has a lot of sodium though, might have to find an alternative… thanks for sharing!