Thursday, December 14, 2006


Every year at Christmastime, I make Crock-pot Chicken with Cranberries-but only on one certain day. It's a family tradition!! The day we go out to buy our Christmas tree, we fill up with this warm and delicious meal and then head out into the cold to pick out just the right tree.

Crock-pot Chicken with Cranberries

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
1 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons flour mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water

Place all ingredients (except the flour/water mixture) in the crock-pot. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours, until chicken is tender. Add flour mixture in the last 15 minutes before serving and cook until the sauce has thickened. Serve over rice, pasta or (my family's preference) couscous.

Don't be scared when you peek in your crock-pot after it's been cooking a bit and the cranberries are still staring back at you. The longer this cooks, the cranberries will heat up and start to "pop". By the time I serve this, I cannot tell that cranberries were ever in this. They simply melt into the sauce and become yummy and delicious!! Mr. U who, does not like cranberries at all, LOVES this dish!!!

You can find more mouth-watering recipes over at Sandra's blog.


Crescent said...

Wow! This sounds yummy. I'm actually doing a crock pot chicken noodle soup tonight, just right for the wintery, snowy day we are having.

Becky said...

Mrs. U, this sounds absolutely delicious! I think I'll try it.

Thank you for sharing.

Lean Not said...

That looks wonderful! I will definitely save this recipe and hope to make it soon.

I wish that cranberries were available all year. I would freeze the ones we buy at Christmas, but our freezer isn't big enough to save a lot. That's ok, though -- it makes the Christmas recipes just that much more special. :)

Thanks for the recipe!

Mrs. M said...

Mrs. U, I love your recipes! Thank you for posting them. I have made several; all have been delicious (and easy.) This recipe for cranberry chicken was great, the kids really enjoyed it. Found your blog from RQ. Good luck with the wait! We, too, are waiting.

Again, thank you for sharing.

theups said...

Mary T, is the recipe for your crock pot chicken noodle soup on your blog? Sounds YUMMY!!!

Mrs. B, thank you for your sweet comment!

Leannot, I wish I could find cranberries year 'round, too. I usually buy a couple of bags and freeze them, but after a few months, I get worried that they've been in the freezer too long and I end up throwing them away. Sigh.

Mrs. M, I'm very happy that you liked the recipe and even MORE happy that your children liked it!!! Pleasing a child's taste buds can be DIFFICULT!!! LOL!!! By the way, when is your LID??

Mrs. U

Mrs. M said...

Returning to get more recipes to have on hand as extended family arrives for the holiday.

Our LID is 11-08-05, so we have quite a wait ahead of us. We have 3 children, one from China, thus, we are fortunate that we do not have (too much)time to dwell on the length of the wait.

Are you expecting a referral in next batch? Our best wishes to you and your family.

Mrs. M said...

Mrs. U I just noticed your LID on RQ! (duh for last post) Congratulations, I hope referrals come any moment now. It is so very exciting.


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