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Baked Cranberry Chicken

Easy Baked Cranberry Chicken is a 4 ingredient recipe with chicken breasts, dry onion soup mix, cranberry sauce and Catalina dressing. Perfect for busy weeknights and a delicious dinner the whole family will love!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 385kcal
Author Dee
Cost $10


  • 6 small chicken breasts
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup Catalina salad dressing


  • Preheat oven to 350°f
  • Spray a baking dish with non stick cooking spray
  • Place the chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle some of the dry soup mix over the chicken
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cranberry sauce and the Catalina dressing together. Stir in the remaining soup mix, and mix until well combined
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken, and spread evenly over chicken so that the chicken is completely covered
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165° according to meat thermometer


Use jellied cranberry sauce if you can't find whole berry sauce.
You can use 2 tablespoons dry minced onions, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and ½ teaspoon pepper in place of the dry soup mix.
Use French or Russian salad dressing in place of Catalina, if desired.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg