Looking for the easiest Crock Pot recipe ever? Try this 4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken! This recipe has cranberry sauce, french dressing, and chicken that combine to make a sweet and tangy chicken dinner.
This is one of those truly easy dinners that Crock Pots are made for. You pour four ingredients into your Crock Pot and a few hours later you have dinner done which is always a win for me!
There is no prep before or after and the dish is fail-proof. The juicy chicken cooks in the sauce and makes a simple and flavorful dinner the whole family will enjoy. Another easy chicken recipe I love is this Garlic Parmesan Chicken Dinner where you use another salad dressing.
My six year son is actually the reason for this recipe because he loves cranberry sauce. So weird right? So he found a bag of frozen cranberries from Thanksgiving. I didn’t end up using them for Thanksgiving and asked me to cook them up. I happily obliged and made a big batch of cranberry sauce. But since it was February and not November I wasn’t sure what to make with it.
Gluten Free Chicken Dinner
Then I remembered a recipe my mom use to make with French Dressing and Lipton Onion Packet. Unfortunately, Lipton Onion Packets have gluten in them. Since all my recipes are gluten-free because my husband has celiac disease (which means you are allergic to gluten) I always use the Simply Organic French Onion Packet which is gluten free.
If you do have extra cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving this dish is a perfect way to use up those leftovers. You can make a big batch of this and serve it over your leftover mashed potatoes! Boom…Two leftovers are used to make another delicious meal.
What to Serve with 4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
I served this over mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes were my go-to because I feel like cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes just go together. I think it’s a Thanksgiving thing. But you could serve this over rice or even on its own with green beans.
Also, I like to add more Cranberry Sauce on top of it once it’s finished! I really like Cranberry Sauce and I loved the extra punch of cranberry that it adds to the meal.
How to Make 4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
Step 1. Add Chicken to Crock Pot.
Step 2. Pour 1/2 a bottle of French Dressing over the chicken.
Step 3. Pour 1/2 of cranberry sauce into Crock Pot.
Step 4. Sprinkle the french onion packet over the ingredients. Stir ingredients together.
Step 5. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 oz French dressing
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- 1 French Onion Packet
- Layer chicken on bottom of the Crock Pot.
- Pour 1/2 a bottle (8oz) of French dressing over chicken.
- Pour 1/2 cup of cranberry sauce into Crock Pot.
- Sprinkle onion packet over ingredients.
- Stir ingredients together.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.