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Chicken-Cranberry Hot Dish

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours


4 servings (2 cups sauce)

In my family, we never eat chicken without cranberry sauce! This chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender; the sauce is divine with mashed potatoes. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
Chicken-Cranberry Hot Dish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon A.1. steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides in batches; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Add onion and celery to skillet; saute over medium-high heat until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 4-5 hours. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve juices with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving with 1/2 cup sauce: 829 calories, 41g fat (10g saturated fat), 209mg cholesterol, 1140mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 66g protein.

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