Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 08, 2022
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 and I love that I can do other things while it bakes. —Evelyn Lewis, Independence, Missouri
Cranberry Chicken and Wild Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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. Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a bowl, mix hot water, rice mix and contents of seasoning packet; pour around chicken.
  2. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over chicken. Bake, covered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 35-45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup rice mixture: 332 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 592mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.