4 from 6 votes
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken | Creme de la Crumb
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins

Juicy chicken slow cooked to tender perfection in a sweet and tangy cranberry sauce - just 3 ingredients!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, cranberry
Servings: 4
Author: Tiffany
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup French dressing (see note for my easy homemade version!)
  • 1 15-ounce can whole cranberry cranberry sauce OR 1 cup homemade cranberry sauce
  • optional 4th ingredient - *See Note*
  1. Lightly grease a slow cooker. Place chicken breasts in the bottom in a single layer.

  2. Whisk together French dressing and cranberry sauce. Pour over chicken. Turn chicken to coat all sides of the chicken.

  3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours until chicken is cooked through. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley if desired and serve.

Recipe Notes

For homemade French dressing, combine 1 cup oil (I use vegetable oil, canola or olive would work as well), 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and 2 teaspoons onion powder in a jar. Cover, shake until well combined. Taste the dressing and add salt and pepper to taste. Store chilled until ready to use.

**I adapted this recipe from one I found in my mother's recipe files - hers called for 1 package of Lipton Onion Soup in addition to the French dressing and the Cranberry sauce. I have tried this and it is extra delicious so if you have a packet of the onion soup on hand I highly recommend adding that 4th ingredient!