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Cranberry Chicken

A deliciously easy holiday recipe this Cranberry Chicken is bursting with flavor! With cranberry sauce mixed with seasonings and poured over chicken breasts and baked this is an easy and delicious holiday meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 417kcal


  • Medium mixing bowl
  • 9x13-inch baking dish



  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl mix together the cranberry sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, minced onion, brown sugar, dried parsley, onion powder, salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the prepared baking dish.
  • Pour the cranberry sauce mixture evenly over the chicken.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Spoon the sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley. Serve over rice.


  • The cooking time will vary slightly depending on the size and thickness of the chicken breasts you use. Your chicken is done when the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
  • You can use 1 ½ cups of homemade cranberry sauce in place of the canned sauce if you prefer.
  • If you love cranberries, sprinkle about ¼ cup of fresh ones over the top of the chicken and sauce before baking for an extra burst of flavor.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg