This is an incredibly easy recipe - and delicious! Just mix it up before going to work, then pop it in the oven when you get home in the evening. The sauce that forms while baking tastes great on rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the chicken breasts in a glass or non-reactive baking dish.

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  • Stir the onion soup mix, cranberry sauce, and French dressing together in a bowl until well blended. Pour over the chicken breasts. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 8 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove plastic wrap from the baking dish, and cover loosely with aluminum foil.

  • Bake chicken in preheated oven until top is bubbly and slightly browned, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; 22.3 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 1087 mg sodium. 40.3 g carbohydrates; 27.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2005
FANTASTIC! A MUST for your kitchen cookbook! There's just two of us and let me tell you my man loves his new bride all the more when I fill our home with the wonderful aroma of this dish. This is a great meal to work with kids on in that it's very easy to make--if you're not kitchen savy try this one--you'll wow the crowds! USE THE WHOLE-JELLIED CRANBERRY SAUCE-IT'LL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2004
If I could give it 0 stars I would. It must be an aquired taste. I could not even finish it. My husband said it was "ok". Which is his very polite way of saying terrible. Read More
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208 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2005
FANTASTIC! A MUST for your kitchen cookbook! There's just two of us and let me tell you my man loves his new bride all the more when I fill our home with the wonderful aroma of this dish. This is a great meal to work with kids on in that it's very easy to make--if you're not kitchen savy try this one--you'll wow the crowds! USE THE WHOLE-JELLIED CRANBERRY SAUCE-IT'LL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
I cut recipe in 1/2 used 3 chicken breasts 1/2 can of jellied cranberries 1/2 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix and 1/2 cup of Western (light) dressing. Baked for one hour with foil on 15 minutes with foil off - DEE-LISH!!! Would make this again..... soon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2002
I didn't have any french dressing or onion soup mix so I made the dressing and chopped an onion and added it to the mixture. We had it with salad and plain white rice and it was very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2007
I needed a recipe for a snowy fall day & this recipe was perfect! The chicken was so moist & flavorful with plenty of sauce to spoon over the top. If you have members of your family who don't care of cranberries but you do make this! You wouldn't even know that the recipe was titled cranberry chicken if you saw it & the taste is so dynamic that you can't really pin-point what's in it. Only use 1 packet of the onion soup mix. That is plenty & it won't over power like other reviewers have complained about. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
Great recipe. Used jellied cranberries ff Catalina dressing and 2 T dried minced onions in place of the soup mix to cut down on the sodium. The sauce is delicious and had over brown rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2007
AWESOME! I LOVE this recipe and even my two year old and very picky four year old liked it - he had thirds! I took suggestions and only used one onion packet and whole cranberry sauce. I actually used Kraft FREE French dressing and chicken thighs for this and it was delicious. Perfect combo of flavors a little sweet not sour but a little kick. Will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2005
My mom gave me this same recipe years ago. We use a lower temp though and cook for a few hours and the chicken is so tender! You can readily adapt it to a crockpot too. WOnderful flavor even though the ingredient list seems odd you won't be disappointed. It's a great company favorite too. Everyone loves it and will want the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
This was a last minute dish for our Christmas dinner since I was unable to go shopping for the usual turkey. So needless to say I did not marinate for the recommended 8 hours. That said this was quite possibly one of the best chicken recipes that I have ever made and this is now going to be our traditional Christmas meal for years to come. My hubby who loves chicken could not stop raving about this which is saying something since he rarely mentions anything about what I cook. He said it was better than anything you can get in a restaurant even. The only change I made was to make the French dressing from scratch (using one of the recipes here at Allrecipes) and I used bone in chicken breast. The chicken was delicious and juicy. Definite Keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This was a great addition to my recipes! I can see this sauce with so many things! Ham glaze grilled foods pork chops ribs.... and it goes so well over rice! My family LOVED it!! Thank you so much for submitting it! Oh BTW I used chicken legs still came out GREAT!:o) Read More
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