Cranberry Chicken

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Cranberry Chicken is the perfect one dish chicken dinner! Tender and juicy chicken thighs baked in a flavor-packed sauce of Catalina dressing, whole berry cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, and red pepper flakes for just a hint of spice. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles.

Cranberry Chicken with rice on a plate

Easy Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Of all the great one dish dinner recipes, this might just be our new favorite! It took mere minutes to toss the ingredients together and then it baked for an hour while homework was being done. Such a simple dinner recipe! You’ll love the sweet and savory cranberry sauce and fork-tender chicken.

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make Cranberry Chicken (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

  • Catalina salad dressing – use any brand you like.
  • Dry onion soup mix – this ingredient adds wonderful savory flavor to the sauce.
  • Whole-berry cranberry sauce – use canned or homemade cranberry sauce.
  • Red pepper flakes – this ingredient is optional. It added just a little bit of heat to the sauce.
  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs – this recipe can also be made with skinless chicken breast.
  • Salt and pepper
Cranberry Chicken ingredients

How to Make Cranberry Chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the Catalina dressing, dry onion soup mix, cranberry sauce, and red pepper flakes. Mix well, then pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper then place in the baking dish in a single layer.
  • Turn the chicken thighs over to coated all sides well with the sauce.
  • Bake the chicken uncovered for 1 hour or until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165°F.

What to Serve with Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken on a plate with rice

How to Store Leftovers

Store the leftover chicken in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to three days. The chicken can also be frozen for up to two months.

cranberry chicken with rice

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Cranberry Chicken
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Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken is the perfect one dish chicken dinner! Tender and juicy chicken thighs baked in a flavor-packed sauce of Catalina dressing, whole berry cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, and red pepper flakes for just a hint of spice. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles.
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the Catalina dressing, dry onion soup mix, cranberry sauce, and red pepper flakes. Mix well, then pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper then place in the baking dish in a single layer. Turn the chicken thighs over to coated all sides well with the sauce.
  • Bake the chicken uncovered for 1 hour or until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Serve the chicken and sauce over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles.

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Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg

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