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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Juicy chicken slow cooked to tender perfection in a sweet and tangy cranberry sauce - just 3 ingredients!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
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*


  • Lightly grease a slow cooker. Place chicken breasts in the bottom in a single layer.
  • Whisk together French dressing and cranberry sauce. Pour over chicken. Turn chicken to coat all sides of the chicken.
  • 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.


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!