Cranberry Barbecue Chicken – Crock Pot

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 6 hrs 5 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a variation of an old favorite, cranberry chicken…adding the barbecue sauce adds a little zest!”

    Ingredients

  • 3 -4lbschicken pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonpepper
  • 1/2 cupcelery, diced
  • 1/2 cuponion, diced
  • 1 (16ounce) cans whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1cupbarbecue sauce
  • Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and bake on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Before serving, you may want to pull the meat out and thicken the sauce with flour or corn starch (optional).
  • Reviews

  • “This is without a double the easiest and most tastie chicken dish I have ever had.The ingred’s are simple and handy to have in the cupboard.Lots of sauce forms with this recipe so over rice or pasta it is great!Thks.”

  • “My family did not care for this recipe. They thought the sauce was too watery and since I used dark and white meat it was greasy. Next time I plan to use either lean pork or white meat only.”

  • “We liked this a lot, but next time, I think I’ll use more barbeque sauce, and a little less cranberry.I served it over rice, which caught a lot of the sauce.Overall, very tasty!”

  • “Really awesome.Even my husband, who is not big on “fruit and meat” combos, loved it.Of course he didn’t pick up on the cranberry part.”

  • “Easy and tasty, but I agree with Peggy – you really need to serve this with rice or pasta.I was in a rush at dinner time and just served it with vegetable — since the sauce is not super thick, we had a hard time enjoying the sauce.Rice or pasta would be perfect.”

  • “Good, simple, and healthy.I followed the recipe, including thickening the sauce, but I served it over couscous (with a light lemon flavor) with steamed veggies on the side.”

  • “Wow! Wow! Wow! This was amazing. I used 4 chicken breasts, but think I would do 4 the next time. I used 2/3 of a jar of cranberry sauce (it was what we had), a whole jar of orange barbecue marinade, and two roughly chopped onions. I also added some hot sauce. The chicken was fall-apart tender after 5.5 hours on low. I thickened the leftover sauce with cornstarch, and will serve it later this week over noodles with meatballs. Fabulous!”

  • “Loved it! Just added about a quarter cup of flour at the beginning at the recommendation of the other reviews and it was a hit!”

  • “Loved this recipe, Tish!I had a lot of leftover cranberry sauce that my aunt made @ Christmastime, so I needed an excuse to use it all up and this was it!My only change is that next time I will use straight-cranberry sauce, as this was cranberry-orange and I didn’t like the orange element.It wasn’t bad, just not my cup of tea.Anyway, cooked this on low for about 7 hours and it came out great.Thanks for a great reipe, Tish :)”

  • “This was a delicious dish.Easy preparation for a nice, homecooked taste.I thought DH wouldn’t like it as much as I did, but he surprised me & gave it rave reviews.I used mostly boneless chicken thighs & 2 boneless breasts.I also added one clove of garlic cuz I’m addicted to it.Will most definitely make again.Thanks, Tish!”

  • “This was great!You really couldn’t taste the cranberries, but it made the BBQ sauce sweeter.When it was finished I pulled out the chicken and thickened up the sauce with cornstarch and water.We served it with mashed potatoes and bacon ranch broccoli slaw.Will certainly make again!”

  • “This was really good, but after cooking, the cranberry flavor disappeared! Basically it was barbecue sauce with some cranberries in it. It was very tasty, but I think next time I would cut WAY back on the barbecue and maybe add more cranberry to compensate. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, and they cooked for 6 hours, and were very juicy. Served with baked white rice and roasted asparagus.”

  • “5 star all the way!. I made only 2 half skinless boneless breasts used a zippy Garlic onion BBQ sauce combined with Brandied cranberry sauce – Fabulous.I cut the cooking time back to 4 hours on low they were cooked through, lovelyand moist.The sauce is fabulous on the rice.Thanks for posting Tish”

  • “This is a great recipe and so very easy to make.I used 6 chicken thighs and there was plenty of sauce. I thickened the sauce with 2 tbsp of cornstarch towards the end of cooking. I served this over rice with a side of peas.Thanks!”

  • “This is a regular meal in our family now.We serve it over egg noodles and use jellied cranberry sauce as that is what we usually have in the house.We use the leftover sauce and just serve it over egg noodles.Thanks Tish.”

  • “Loved it!I used the whole cranberry sauce, cut boneless chicken breasts horizontally, and used potato chunks and onions.Don’t think I’ll do the potatoes with it again, but the chicken was wonderful! “

  • “We loved this! I didn’t have any whole-berry cranberry sauce so I just used jelled cranberry sauce. Next time as soon as the whole-berry comes out, I will try it with that. Thanks for a great, quick and easy recipe.”

  • “Quick and easy… and incredibly tasty!Recipe made tons of extra sauce, which is great over rice or noodles.I was surprised that it didn’t taste like cranberries, but the combination of cranberry and barbecue was outstanding.Thanks so much– we’ll definately make this again! “

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