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Cranberry Chicken Recipe

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"If you're looking for something fast but different for dinner, try this unique entree," suggests Brigitte Schaller. The Flemington, Missouri cook combines chili sauce, brown sugar and cranberry sauce to give the tender chicken a welcome zip.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/3 cups chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • Hot cooked rice or noodles


  1. In a large skillet, saute the chicken and onion in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Add the chili sauce, cranberry sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve over rice or noodles. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p62

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"This is one of my family's favorite recipes. I modify it slightly by cutting the chicken into bite sized pieces, using jellied cranberry sauce instead of the whole-berry sauce and I use the whole bottle of chili sauce."

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