- 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; brown in a skillet in butter. Remove the chicken to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In the drippings, saute onion and celery until tender. Add cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce; mix well. Pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours, basting every 15 minutes. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Easy Cranberry Chicken
"I tried to give this recipe a 5 Star Rating when I left my review but it wouldn't let me. So I am back , This is a great recipe it taste great , looks great and is easy to make.I make it a least once a month."
"This was very good , easy to make, great tasting sauce. I served it with corn bread and green beans."
"Oh my goodness ...it was the best . Wanted to fix something different that I could make looking nice on the plate for my hard working babe. He loved it and all I heard was mmmmm,this gd mmmmm lol. Fixed it with rice and fresh veggies . All I changed was I used hickory BBQ sause instead normal . Just like it sweet ;)"
"Just wife & I, so I used 2 boneless/skinless half chicken breasts. Used 1 tbls each of butter and oil. The rest of the recipe I followed exactly...we like a lot of sauce. All my wife could say (while eating) was this is really good! We served over brown rice. This is a keeper!"
"This is a great recipe!! My family loved it.Here are a few things I differently that might help:-Add 2 tablespoons of Olive oil to the butter to keep from burning the butter-Line the pan with foil. This sauce is sticky and covering the chicken makes it very tender!!I think the next time I will put a cup of rice under the chicken then bake. I will comment on how it turns out.Hope my tips help!!"
"It was very easy to make. And it was niceand juicy. I used legs and thighs. Wouldmake it again. Everyone liked it."
"My whole family loves this recipe!I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, baking for only 25 minutes, in place of the broiler with good results. Since I only made five breasts, I had more sauce than was needed so the excess is going into the freezer for next time."