Fruit and chicken always pair up so well, and now they make the simplest meal ever: Chicken baked in fruit cocktail! Delicious, easiest ever recipe!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • Rinse and pat dry the chicken pieces. If you wish, remove the skins (not mandatory). Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Pour the fruit cocktail and juices evenly over the chicken and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour (no turning or basting needed). Let cool and serve.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 72 mg sodium. 19.5 g carbohydrates; 19.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2007
Pretty much what I expected; a quick and easy way to start chicken; we just had some johnny's seasoning salt on the table to eat it with and a nice flavorful rice and some veggies. What to expect: A mild slightly sweet chicken that takes four minutes to prepare (and how much of a blessing is that on a busy night!) with not a ton of flavor on its own...just have some spices on hand Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2007
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2007
Pretty much what I expected; a quick and easy way to start chicken; we just had some johnny's seasoning salt on the table to eat it with and a nice flavorful rice and some veggies. What to expect: A mild slightly sweet chicken that takes four minutes to prepare (and how much of a blessing is that on a busy night!) with not a ton of flavor on its own...just have some spices on hand Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2007
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2005
Going along with the others...A great base recipe. I took the advice of another and added honey teriyaki sauce garlic powder pepper coconut and raisins. I cooked three large chicken breasts (not pounded)with the mixture in a large foil pouch on 325 degrees. After 35 minutes the breasts were still pretty raw so I turned up the hear to 385 degrees for another 15 minutes. The chicken was tender and flavorful even though it was cooking for a long time. So if you do it this way turn up the heat to 375 for about 30 minutes. I also put the dish over orzo with fresh spinach and pine nuts mixed in and a little parmesan. Yummy my family ate it up! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2005
I'm going to rate this a three because the basic idea is a very good one. It was delicious but I changed it a LOT. I used tropical fruit cocktail in juice (not syrup). I used chicken breasts and seasoned them with salt and a generous amount of fresh ground black pepper. Smeared them with fresh minced garlic and topped them with the fruit cocktail teriyaki sauce and raisins. Bake them in the pouches for 35 minutes let them rest and then topped them with coconut. Yummy. But like one reviewer said if you have to change it that much it's not the same recipe. It's still a great concept. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2007
Pretty much what I expected; a quick and easy way to start chicken; we just had some johnny's seasoning salt on the table to eat it with and a nice flavorful rice and some veggies. What to expect: A mild slightly sweet chicken that takes four minutes to prepare (and how much of a blessing is that on a busy night!) with not a ton of flavor on its own...just have some spices on hand Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
I didn't have fruit cocktail so I substituted canned sliced peaches instead. It came out delicious. Spray cooking pan before adding chicken so it won't stick. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/19/2010
I did not care for this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2007
This is a great base recipe. I took the advice from other reviews and added my own seasonings. I used a fruit medley in light fruit juice syrup (rather than fruit cocktail) and I seasoned the chicken with garlic salt/powder chili powder Old Bay seasoning and Teriyaki sauce. I also covered the dish while it was baking. Overall it turned out really well. It was very tender and I would certainly try the recipe again using different seasonings. I rated this a 3 only because it will require some experimentation with seasonings to make this recipe complete. I would certainly recommend it for a quick meal after a long day. Thanks for the great idea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2011
gross by itself but i added my own teriyaki sauce which consisted of 1/3c of soy sauce 1/3c brown sugar a 1/3c of water and a dash of cinnamon. then added chunks of white onion and a few shakes of parsley. these ingredients marrying with the fruit cocktail while cooking was really delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2005
My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. Such a quick and easy way to make a delicious meal. Read More
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