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Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
"Sweet, savory, and enhanced with the flavors of bright orange zest and fresh herbs, this slow cooker cranberry chicken is a cozy, easy dinner for chilly evenings. Cranberry is such a lovely sweet-tart companion for savory poultry like chicken and turkey. Add a side of stuffing or green bean casserole and you’ve got a simple, hearty meal that tastes like a Thanksgiving dinner! There’s an old-fashioned baked cranberry chicken recipe that includes Ocean Spray cranberry sauce, a packet of onion soup mix seasoning, and French, Russian, or Catalina salad dressing. While this is a tasty dish, I wanted to create a meal for the slow cooker that had similar sweet-and-savory flavor, but without the bottled dressing and prepared seasoning packet. The end result is this restaurant-quality slow cooker cranberry chicken recipe that still utilizes the canned cranberry sauce, but includes other fresh ingredients for healthier, bolder flavor. It tastes sophisticated enough to serve to company, but it’s still just as easy as the original. The extra step of simmering the sauce on the stovetop requires a few extra minutes, but really concentrates the flavors and improves the texture of the sauce."
Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time2 hr
Slow Cooker Time HIGH2 hr
Slow Cooker Time LOW3 hr
Cooking MethodSkillet, Slow Cooker
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