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Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice Recipe

Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice Recipe

Tender chicken is baked in a sweet-tart cranberry sauce for this elegant entree. “This chicken is delicious, and it’s so easy to prepare,” assures Evelyn Lewis of Independence, Missouri. “I love that I can do other things while it bakes.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 package (6.2 ounces) fast-cooking long grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1. Place the chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the water and rice mix with contents of seasoning packet. Pour around chicken.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce; pour over chicken. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads, 170°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup rice mixture and 1/4 cup sauce equals 332 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 592 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.