This is another slow cooker recipe. Like with a lot of other boneless chicken recipes, this one has few ingredients but the flavor of the finished dish is very good. This cranberry chicken recipe includes vinegar and sugar for a sweet and sour flavor, cranberry sauce for sweetness and chili sauce to liven the dish up. Cranberry sauce is often used in turkey recipes because the sweet berry flavor is really good with the meatiness of the bird. It is also used in some crockpot chicken recipes and other easy chicken recipes.
This is very much a dish of opposites because you might think the sugar and vinegar would not go together or that the hot chili sauce would not complement the flavor of the sweet cranberry sauce, but actually the flavors are really good together and this cranberry chicken recipe does work well, perhaps because the slow cooking method fuses all the flavors together like no other cooking method quite can. Also, the flavors combine so the dish is not too hot, too sweet, or too bitter but a pleasant combination of all those tastes.
For this recipe, chicken, cranberry sauce and onion soup mix are ingredients, which you probably already have in the house, so if you are heading out to work and want to come home to a meal, which is all ready to eat, try this one. You will not be disappointed with the results and this might end up becoming one of your favorite chicken recipes of all time.
- 4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 package dry onion soup mix
- ⅔ cup chili sauce
- 1 can whole cranberry sauce
Put the chicken in a crockpot.
Mix together the sugar, vinegar, soup mix, chili sauce and cranberry sauce and pour the mixture over the chicken, making sure it is well coated.
Cover the crockpot and cook the chicken for about 7 hours over a low heat, or until it is tender.