Cranberry BBQ Chicken


A very pretty chicken; you can use a whole chicken cut up, or pieces. I generally use Country Legs (thigh & drumstick) as that is the cheapest chicken available.

4 to 6 servings


  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


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

  2. In a large skillet brown the chicken in butter/margarine. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

  3. In the drippings (in the skillet), saute onion and celery until tender. Add cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce. Mix well.

  4. Pour cranberry mixture over chicken and bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

743 Calories
39g Fat
54g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 743
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 1013mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 599mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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