Cranberry Orange Chicken - Crock Pot

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

OUT OF THIS WORLD! Tender and delicious! Flavor Galore! This is one of my favorite dishes. I have found that bone-in chicken gives more flavor. I use the following method for fall-off-the-bone chicken. After placing the lid on crock pot place a large double folded kitchen towel over top of lid letting it fall over sides of crock pot. This allows no steam to escape. The sauce in this dish makes good 'gravy' over cooked rice. Makes a pretty dish to serve guests.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub salt onto chicken breasts and place in bottom of crock pot.
  2. In a medium bowl place onion, celery, cranberry sauce, orange juice, dry mustard, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, brown sugar and chili sauce. Stir and pour over chicken breasts.
  3. Place lid on crock pot and top with kitchen towel using instructions in description above. (My crock pot is only 3 months old and I still do this.) Turn crock pot on high and allow to cook 1 hour. Turn on low for 3 or 4 hours. NOTE: I have tried leaving crock pot on high the entire time and this dish was done in 3 1/2 hours.
  4. Lift lid and quickly place orange slices over chicken without stirring. Cook an additional hour.
  5. Combine cornstarch and cold water. Add last 10 minutes of cooking time for thickening purposes.
  6. Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!
Most Helpful

This was a winner at my house. Was easy to prepare and was great table fare. As to internetnut, you do not follow recipe imitation honey, chili sauce and splenda and then you give it three stars?

Richard B. March 20, 2015

This was good and very easy to prepare. I enjoyed the orange accents in the flavor of the sauce. Thanks for sharing.

Amber of AZ May 29, 2010

This is delicious and soooooo easy.

cjb2981 April 12, 2010