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Fruity Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Fruity Cranberry Chicken Recipe

Cooking with cranberries is a happy habit for Sandy Brooks of Tacoma, Washington. "I like to include them because the fruit is filled with vitamin C - and because my husband and son love the flavor," she smiles. "This chicken recipe is the one they request the most."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (about 3-1/2 pounds), quartered and skin removed
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Hot cooked noodles

Directions

  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients; top with chicken. Pour orange juice over chicken and sprinkle with orange peel. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  • 2. Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  • 3. Combine butter and flour until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in chicken and brown sugar; heat through. Serve with noodles. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 403 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.