Cranberry Chicken Bake

Cranberry Chicken Bake

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Cranberry Chicken Bake

Cranberry Chicken Bake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 chicken breasts - boneless, skinless
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup Russian or Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Whisk together cranberry sauce, dressing and dry soup mix. Whisk in water.
  • Spray 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken in baking dish.
  • Pour sauce mixture over chicken breasts.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour covered. Uncover and continue baking another 25 to 30 minutes uncovered or until the chicken is super tender.


Great with wild rice and green beans! You can also make this in the slow cooker. Use a slow cooker liner or spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken on the bottom. Pour remaining ingredients on top. Cook 4 to 6 hours on low.  You can also use Western salad dressing instead of Catalina or Russian. 


Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1843mg | Potassium: 940mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. I plan to make this with frozen cranberries and Stevia, which will cut down on the carbs. H have diabetes, so I have to be aware of carbs. Sounds very good.

  2. I have this in the oven right now. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. 5 stars
    We absolutely loved this! The sauce was so good!

  4. Sharon K LANDRUM says:

    what is Western Dressing? Never heard of. I even look today at my Publix, just to see if I had missed out on a new thing. Russian, Catalina, yes. No western?? I’m cooking this tonight~! sounds great. I’m going to try with fresh cranberries it this is a hit.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Maybe it’s a Midwestern thing. Western is a bottled dressing a lot like Catalina or Russian Dressing. It’s red and makes. great marinade. But, I usually use Russian dressing for this. Fresh Cranberries area a great idea! Let me know!

  5. I have never found a recipe I liked for boneless chicken breast until now. This is definitely a 5 star recipe. I will be making this often. Thanks!!

  6. Rebecca Janz says:

    This was delicious. A definite keeper recipe. We swapped out the chicken breasts for boneless thieghs b/c I am not a fan of white meat b/c it’s so dry but we want to try it again with the breast meat. We may even try making
    the sauce with pork.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Rebecca. Thanks for sharing! Porkchops would be delicious too! -Amy

  7. Hi Heidi. Thanks for sharing! We love this too! Just something a little different to do with chicken! Love that sauce! -Amy

  8. Heidi Sprandel says:

    I made this dish for the family last night and the family loved it. They can’t wait till I make it again along with more of your dishes.
    Thank you for creating this amazing recipe.

  9. Cathy Johnson says:

    Made this recipe and it was delicious ! Thanks,Amy

  10. Let me know what you think ladies! We love to serve with with wild rice or mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce! -Amy

    1. Christina says:

      Amy can fat free french dressing be used in place of the russian to make a healthier sauce?

      1. Amy Hanten says:

        Hi Christina, I’ve never tried fat free French with this recipe. Sorry. Not sure if it would be as good. Let me know! -Amy

  11. Sure Joan. Just heat the fresh cranberries in a sauce pan with water and sugar. Cook until the cranberries start to pop and cook down. Sometimes I add a little orange zest and cinnamon too! -Amy

  12. This is what we are having for dinner tonight.

  13. I will be trying this recipe soon, it sounded so good and too easy for one of my school nights!

  14. joan juchemich says:

    i have some whole cranberries to use. if i make a batch fresh cranberry sauce will that work?