Orange Cranberry chicken is slow-cooked to perfection for a delicious and healthy chicken dinner. It’s easy to prepare with less than 10 ingredients and can be made in a pressure cooker too.
This is not another cranberry chicken recipe made with onion soup and French salad dressing. It’s made with fresh and wholesome ingredients, and it’s so good! Chicken breasts are cooked in a savory sauce that is slightly sweet.
- It’s a healthy chicken recipe that is made with fresh ingredients. Both cranberries and oranges are full of health benefits and make this dinner taste delicious.
- It’s so easy to put together. Just dump the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it cook.
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Here is What You Will Need
Boneless chicken breasts, thighs, or a combination of both
Fresh or frozen cranberries
Fresh-squeezed orange juice
Freshly grated ginger
Whole wheat flour or arrowroot
slow cooker or pressure cooker
Estimated Time To Make This Recipe: 5 hours in a slow cooker & 15 minutes in a pressure cooker
How to make Orange Cranberry in the Slow Cooker
Who doesn’t love their slow cooker? Especially when the recipe is as easy to make as this one is.
All you have to do to make orange cranberry chicken a slow cooker is brown the chicken, place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and come back 5 hours later.
Once the chicken is cooked, thicken the sauce for a healthy tasty dinner.
How to Make It in a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)
It is equally as easy to make Cranberry Chicken in a pressure cooker as it is to make it in the slow cooker and it can be on your table less than one hour.
All that needs to be done is to brown the chicken, add the remaining ingredients to the pressure cooker. Set the pressure and cook for 8 minutes, thicken the sauce and enjoy!
Store leftover cranberry chicken in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.
Freeze leftover cranberry chicken in an airtight freezer container or a reusable plastic bag like this stasher bag. Defrost it in the refrigerator overnight or place the container of frozen chicken in a bowl or pan of cold water.
Re-heat leftover chicken on top of the stove, in the oven or microwave.
Leftover Tip! Use the leftover chicken to make quesadillas with goat cheese or roll it up in a wrap.
- Replace the orange pieces with chopped pineapple for a blend of cranberry orange and pineapple.
- For a gluten-free version, make a slurry of arrowroot and water. Mix together 1 teaspoon of arrowroot with 2 teaspoons of water. Add the mixture at the very end of the cooking process to thicken the sauce.
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Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox, an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.