Rating: 4.28 stars
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Chicken breasts baked with an onion cranberry sauce for a simple, sweet and tangy dinner. A great company dish to serve with hot, fluffy white rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Arrange chicken in an 11x17 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, soup mix, salad dressing, sugar and ground black pepper. Mix well and spoon mixture over chicken.

  • Cover dish and bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 27.6g; carbohydrates 15.4g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 68.4mg; sodium 433.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (37)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2003
I am Definitely Impressed with this one!! Easy Fast and Very Delicious and my Kids Loved it too!! Now I know what to do w/ my left over homemade cranberry sauce every year!! This one is great because it makes a healthy serving so I can freeze 1/2 for that night when I do not feel like cooking. Thank You for such a wonderful easy dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2014
The chicken came out very tender and moist but I just didn't like the sauce as much as I thought I would. The onion soup mix was just too overpowering. The chicken itself has a pretty good flavor but had to scrape off the sauce. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2003
I am Definitely Impressed with this one!! Easy Fast and Very Delicious and my Kids Loved it too!! Now I know what to do w/ my left over homemade cranberry sauce every year!! This one is great because it makes a healthy serving so I can freeze 1/2 for that night when I do not feel like cooking. Thank You for such a wonderful easy dish. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
You don't have to use 12 chicken breasts for this recipe. I only used about 4 or 5 cooked them in an 8x8 casserole dish completely covered with the cranberry sauce for an all over marinade--perfect. The extra sauce is excellent over top of rice as well. Also I used "My Grandmothers French Dressing" recipe from this site so glad I did--mmmm. Lastly use fresh chicken breasts it'll turn out better or at least it did out of the two times I've made this:) Thanks for sharing such an easy and delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2005
We are "cooking ahead" for my husband's 90th birthday party. If I could give this recipe ten stars I certainly would! My home health aid who does most of our cooking using recipes I get from here agrees with me. I made Grandma's French Dressing recipe on this site for the ingredients. Sweet yet tangy. Rich but not greasy. She made copies of both recipes to take home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
This is the same recipe I have used for years. I call it "unbelievably delicious chicken" I found the recipe many years ago in a Maine newspaper cooking column. This is what I do Mix a bottle of catalina dressing with one envelope of dry onion soup mix and one can of whole berry cranberry sauce. This mix gets poured over boneless skinless chicken breasts in a pan covered with foil and refirigerated overnight. The next night take it out uncover and cook for 45-60mins in a 350 degre oven. My family loves it and it makes so much gravy to put over white rice or mashed potatoes.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2009
This was wonderful. Really easy and I boiled the chicken ahead of time then mixed the sauce and put it in the oven until ready to serve. DELISH! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2005
While making the sauce for this dish I was reminded of Dr. Seuss' book "Green Eggs and Ham." As I mixed I thought "I don't like this at all. I will not eat it with a mouse. I will not eat it in a house." But I wanted to use up ingredients we had so make it I did. The sauce was not good uncooked. But after the dish was done cooking everything tasted wonderful! I was worried that the kids wouldn't eat it because of the onion soup - but they loved it. My niece thought it was the plum sauce we ate at the Chinese restaraunt a couple days ago (which she loves). I will definitely make this again. It was too easy and too good not to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2003
Love this recipe! It is very easy to fix and the dish has wonderful flavor. I made this recipe years ago but misplaced it. I'm very glad to find it here and put it back into my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2006
We thought this dish was wonderful Patti! I made my own dressing using French Dressing II on this site which by the way was delicious. I had bone-in breasts on hand which I browned first in order to render some of the fat. This sauce was absolutely awesome!! Once the chicken was out of the oven I was literally eating the sauce with a spoon! Thanks so much for a really nice recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2008
Very good!The chicken was tender and tasty.I only made 4 chicken breasts but kept the sauce for 12 servings and it was plenty.The only thing I changed is I spread garlic on the bottom of the dish and laid the chicken on top of the garlic.I also sprinkled the chicken with some sage before I poured the sauce on and also I kept it covered the whole cook time because some of the reviewers said the chicken was dry when they didn't...mine turned out great and I'll be making this again.Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2014
The chicken came out very tender and moist but I just didn't like the sauce as much as I thought I would. The onion soup mix was just too overpowering. The chicken itself has a pretty good flavor but had to scrape off the sauce. Read More
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