Recipe: Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

by Stacey Werner on 03.14.2012 · 25 comments

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As you know, I have what some may call an unnatural love for my slow cooker. I can’t help it; it just makes dinner so easy!  So, this week I thought I would share another great slow cooker recipe! This one I got from my Dad, and I am not sure where he got it but my husband and I LOVE this recipe. It is a staple in our house (pretty much every other week). How can you go wrong with a 4 ingredient recipe that you set and forget?

Although the photo shows this served over whole wheat pasta, it is also great with brown rice.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Calories: 365
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 89 mg
Recipe type: Entree
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Quick and easy slow cooker meal!
  • 1 can of whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 packet dried onion soup mix
  • 2 T tapioca (I use Kraft Minute Tapioca*)
  • 2½ pounds chicken thighs (skin removed)
  1. Put first three ingredients in the slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Add chicken to slow cooker and coat with the cranberry mixture.
  3. Cook on low setting for 5-6 hours.
  4. Serve over whole wheat pasta or brown rice.

Have you tried this recipe? What did you think?

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily March 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

This sounds tasty. I love using slow cookers/crock pots. I’ll add this recipe to my collection and let you know how it turns out!

Thanks so much for sharing!


Carolsue April 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

This sounds like an awesome recipe! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve already added it to my recipe program for future use.
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Debbie P April 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

This sounds delicious! I love using the slow cooker and will be adding this to my recipe Bucketlist! Thanks for sharing.


Lisa Brown May 8, 2012 at 6:45 am

The cranberry sauce really makes the dish…yum! Thank you for the recipe :)


Just Coupons May 14, 2012 at 2:55 am

This is going to be tomorrow’s dinner! Thank you for this idea… the cranberry sauce and the soup mix…. sounds delicious. I have everything on hand in my pantry.


Precious Mae July 2, 2012 at 5:09 am

I just got the chance to make this one! I love it. The sauce is perfect and so delicious!


Jan Messali July 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I’ve neveer thought of using cranberries in a main dish. This sounds great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Nickida January 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm

This sounds like it would be a very juicy and tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I’m pinning.


Sharon March 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I love easy recipes. I have never thought of using cranberry sauce with chicken like this!


Stacey Werner March 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

It is soooo good, Sharon…you should definitely try it!


Jennifer March 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Tapioca pudding or starch?


Stacey Werner March 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

Sorry about that Jennifer! I use Kraft Minute Tapioca. I have added a link to it above so you can see what I mean.


Ellen Christian March 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Sounds delicious. Slow cooker recipes are so handy on busy days.


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