Cran-Raspberry Orange Dump Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Whether you love the "dump" chicken terminology or not you have to love the simplicity of the recipe! Hope you enjoy :D

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 12 cup cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 18 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 12 lbs chicken pieces (4-6 thighs or breasts)


  1. For immediate cooking: Preheat oven to 350º Place all ingredients into a prepared baking dish, turn chicken to coat. Bake until chicken juices run clear - about 45-60 minutes for chicken pieces, or 20-30 minutes for chicken breasts.
  2. For freezing: Place all ingredients into a 1 Gallon freezer bag. Lay flat in freezer.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  4. Empty the contents of the bag into a large baking dish and bake until the juices run clear *See above cooking times.
Most Helpful

In response to the previous review, I make a variation of this recipe with a can of whole bean cranberry sauce instead of the juice. One can is enough to make the recipe three times. Instead of dumping the ingredients into a baking dish, I freeze everything but the chicken in a quart ziploc. I brown the chicken on the stovetop and then add the ingredients from the bag with a little chicken broth and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes. The meat gets really tender that way. I have also used pork chops, which I think are even better.

LessliSueG January 08, 2014

I'm giving this only 3 stars. I found to bland-not enough cranberry taste I think. My family liked it though. I may try it again using jellied sauce and concentrated frozen juice thawed and undiluted.

martjc December 28, 2007