Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
I've been married for 42 years and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. I love to collect cookbooks and try new recipes. This dish is delicious, easy and good when served with rice and a vegetable side dish. Everyone in the family loves it!—Edith Holliday, Flushing, Michigan
Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, onion, celery, salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with rice.

Can you freeze Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chicken?

Cover and freeze cooled chicken and sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a foil-lined 13x9-in. baking dish in a preheated 325° oven until heated through, covering if necessary to prevent excess browning.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with 1/2 cup sauce: 471 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 791mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

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