Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Need a quick and easy chicken dinner? Tired of the same old thing? Time to get out your Crock Pot and try this Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken! Your family will love it!

easy crock pot chicken made with cranberry sauce and bbq sauce

Happy Tuesday! I spent my weekend in Pasadena, California at my oldest son’s playoff game. His team  played hard but lost. My son was pretty bummed but I can’t say that I am! I was so ready for football to be over. I have my weekends back!!

Even though things have calmed down a bit at my house, less practices and back and forth, I still love easy meals. I use my crock pot every single week.

This cranberry chicken is delicious! It may sound weird to put cranberry sauce with chicken, but mixed in with barbecue sauce, it makes a sweet and tangy sauce. The chicken is moist and so yum. Only a few ingredients for a quick and easy meal your family will love!

easy crock pot chicken made with cranberry sauce and bbq sauce
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
  • 3-4 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 1 (14-oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 small onion, diced small
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Serve with rice and enjoy!
easy crock pot chicken made with cranberry sauce and bbq sauce
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      Ramona Brown says

      Found this recipe on Pinterest and will be cooking it this weekend. Sounds really easy and tasty. Thanks for making it available!

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    Winnie Dolderer says

    This sounds great! I love my slow cooker and have everything on hand except the cranberry which is easy to pick up. Can’t wait to try this!

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    Shauna Smart says

    Holy cow Jen… there is something about this picture and recipe that makes me want to run into the kitchen and make it right now :) Thanks for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat Link Party this week! Pinned!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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    Geez Jen. This looks so freakin amazing!! I’m always baffled on what to make in the slow cooker other than soup. Soup I can handle. But this? This is a masterpiece! You just might have converted me into trying non-liquid meals in the crock pot!

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    Judy Golden says

    I have a similar recipe–instead of the chicken breasts, I cook a boneless turkey breast with 1 can whole berry sauce and 1 packet of the dry onion soup mix and nothing else. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. It makes a good au jus gravy. You can also use split chicken breasts instead of the turkey breast. I have cooked the turkey breast for Thanksgiving. It frees up the oven for side dishes. I am going to make this recipe as it sounds really good also,.

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      Hi Jennifer! I’ve never tried substituting fresh cranberries so I have no clue how it would turn out, but I’m thinking if you did. you would need another form of liquid to keep the chicken moist. Maybe some extra water? Let me know how it turns out if you do try it!

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    Mariah says

    Just curious if jellied cranberry sauce could be used in this recipe instead of the whole berry cranberry sauce.

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      Hi Mariah! I haven’t tried it with jellied cranberry sauce but my guess is that it would work fine. Let me know how it turns out if you do try it that way. Thanks!

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        Angel says

        I have made it with both whole berry and jellied. It does work with the jellied cranberry sauce. I prefer the whole berry but my husband prefers the jellied. Still either way it is yummy.


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