I know, I know another cranberry recipe…but I warned you! However, this is not some bake a sweet treat kinda week. I really wanted to see what else I could do with cranberries that was savory, and I couldn’t stop thinking about a recipe I’d seen on Pinterest for Cranberry Chicken, so I was officially on a mission.
Now here’s what I LOVED, which I’ve come to really appreciate the past few months. This recipe had few ingredients that were also easy to come by. All you need are chicken breasts, pecans, can of whole berry cranberry sauce, Catalina dressing, and a packet of dry onion soup mix. That’s it!
The best part though is that it was insanely easy to make! Just put the chicken in a baking dish, top with all of the ingredients and bake. Yeah that’s it. Truly the perfect dish to throw together when you get home from a busy day of work.
This chicken was fabulous. Kind of a sweet and tangy flavor yet still savory. So you have the sweet yet slightly tart cranberries, tangy salad dressing, and savory taste from the onion soup mix. The pecans added a nice crunch to give a bit more texture.
Serve this chicken with your favorite sides. I went with a baked potato but rice would be fab too, and then your favorite veggies. And What was great was spooning some of the sauce over the top of the chicken as you take it up. The chicken was super juicy and cooked really well. A meat thermometer is really handy to make sure the internal temp in the thickest part of the meat is at least 165 degrees. (I get slightly paranoid about raw chicken.)
So what are you waiting for…go get these 5 ingredients and fire up your oven. Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions.
A look back:
One year ago: Christmas Cookies with a Twist – Pistachio Cranberry Cookies
Two years ago: Avocados + Spicy Peppers = One Crazy Good Enchilada Dish
Three years ago: Honey Oatmeal Bread – Oh Yeah!