Here's a new twist on a tasty easy dish with a quick prep time. It's perfect for after work or when you want a home cooked meal but don't have the time or energy for a big production. Serve with a green vegetable and the potato of your choice, and there you go, a quick YUMMY dish. Good for pot luck dinners too. Holds well in a slow-cooker set on lowest setting. And remember, it's not chemistry -- it's fun!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x11 baking dish with cooking spray. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer into the baking dish. Mix the Catalina dressing and orange zest in a bowl, and pour all over the chicken, coating the meat completely. Sprinkle the packet of onion soup mix evenly over the chicken.

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  • Open the can of cranberry sauce, and stir it with a fork to break it apart into a slightly chunky consistency. Spoon the cranberry sauce over the chicken breasts, and sprinkle with sun-dried tomato pieces, garlic, and black pepper. Cover the dish with foil; cut a small vent in top of foil for steam.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; remove foil, and bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes, basting occasionally with pan juices and dressing. When done, chicken meat will no longer be pink inside and the juices will run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast should read at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

730.4 calories; protein 24.4g 49% DV; carbohydrates 76.1g 25% DV; fat 37.7g 58% DV; cholesterol 60.8mg 20% DV; sodium 1697.8mg 68% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2011
totally awesome recipe makes a good snack too! You did a good job! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2011
The cranberry flavor was overpowering. It wasn't bad but it was very strong. Usually I would try to tweak a recipe for next time if it isn't to my taste but not this time. It looked so good on paper! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2011
totally awesome recipe makes a good snack too! You did a good job! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2011
The cranberry flavor was overpowering. It wasn't bad but it was very strong. Usually I would try to tweak a recipe for next time if it isn't to my taste but not this time. It looked so good on paper! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2011
This is a delicious recipe....but I am very surprised at the nutritional info? What adds all the calories? Is it the oil in the sundried tomatoes. Realistically how much of the sauce will be eaten with the chicken? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2011
This dish had a nice flavor and was quick and easy to make but it was a little too sweet for me. I even used only half the amount of cranberries that the recipe calls for and it was still a bit too sweet. I did enjoy the orange zest and garlic flavors together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2012
this was.. interesting. i used generic catalina that i needed to use up since its too greasy to use on salads. i just added what i thought was the right amount of sun dried tomatoes.. a whole half cup is almost all my stash. i think this recipe could use some tweaks but i dont think ill have the dressing just sitting in the fridge again.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2018
LOVED it! I only had 3 breasts so only used 1 cup of Catalina. There was plenty of the delicious sauce. I did use whole berry cranberry sauce rather than jellied. served it over rice and when preparing to refrigerate left overs mixed rice in with dish. DELICIOUS left over too. 2nd time I made it i cooked on stove - still delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2019
I wanted to try this for one of the freezer meals I made for my mom to help her out over the holidays. She's allergic to chicken so I used a 3lb pork loin roast and our homemade dressing which is a bit less sweet and more vinegary than a store bought catalina and non oil packed tomatoes since I had them on hand. She just loved this! She said it had a rich savory sauce that was sweet and tangy as well. I served it with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and dill-glazed carrots (also from this site). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2016
We thought this was crazy good!! It seemed to be an odd collection of ingredients but it all came together so well. I did use only 1 cup of dressing but otherwise followed the list. After removing the foil I upped the oven temp to 425-450 as I was roasting cauliflower slices. It came out perfectly. The sauce was delicious over the chicken pieces as well as over noodles. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2014
I used whole cranberry cranberry sauce. And instead of orange zest I used orange marmalade. So yummy! And simple. Now one of my family's favorites. Read More