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From reading the ingredients, I just loved the sound of the blend of flavours here - the orange, cinnamon ginger and sugar - and I was curious about the inclusion of cranberries. We were delighted by the finished dish. I followed the recipe exactly, except for using only one tablespoon of brown sugar (personal taste preference) and adding 1/2 cup wine in step one. I didn't bother to use the flour and water at the end: the juices were wonderfully flavoursome, and didn't seem to need thickening for our taste. I used frozen cranberries. The added bonus with this recipe is that it is just SO easy to make! The only effort really required, apart from placing all the ingredients in the pot and turning it on, is peeling and chopping one onion! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe, mikekey. Made for Potluck Tag.

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bluemoon downunder July 30, 2008

What a lovely chicken dish! Surprisingly it was not as sweet as I thought it would be and the cranberry/orange/spice combination was perfect with the chicken. I didn't use quite as much thickening and the sauce came out perfectly for us. 4 hours on low did the trick in my crockpot. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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loof December 09, 2012

Pretty tasty, and very convenient to make. It definitely tastes like a holiday-inspired dish should, which was great because we ran out of roast for our holiday meal so I had to throw this together the next day to serve with all our leftovers. Thanks for sharing this!

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rpgaymer December 28, 2012

I love cranberries, so I was very excited to find this recipe. The chicken was extremely dry. We ended up having to throw it out. I don't know what went wrong with the recipe, because we followed it to a "T". Sometimes these things just don't work out. I think the idea of the recipe sounds really good, but it just didn't work for us.

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CyndiCB November 08, 2010

I used a can of cranberry sauce with whole cranberries and 1/2 C OJ, no sugar. I also used arrowroot instead of flour and thickened it on the stove to use as a dip or pour over. I was worried the kids wouldn't like it. Not! Even the picky 7 yo liked it! And my husband, who doesn't like fruit in his main dish, really liked it (minus the whole cranberries, of course!) I used 3 LARGE chkn breasts too and forgot the onions (which I'm sure my kids were glad of.)

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WI Cheesehead August 19, 2010

Cranberries were out-of-season, so we reconstituted some dried cranberries for a few days to try to leach out as much sugar as possible. It was still good... probably not as good as it would have been with fresh cranberries, but still very very good.

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Paris D March 16, 2010

When I made this the other day, I discovered I didn't have cranberries, so I subbed a can of whole-berry cranberry sauce & omitted the oj. I did add some grated orange rind. I ended up throwing it in the oven on very "low" heat (around 200*) for 4 hrs. I then removed it & thickened the sauce w' cornstarch, stovetop (didn't add the water). All in all, this had good flavour. I served it over rice. Even the leftovers were tasty! If I make it this way again, I would soften the onions first (in the microwave).

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Sweet PQ? December 26, 2009

I really loved the citrus and cranberry tang. I didn't make a lot of sauce so if you have real sauce lovers I'd double the amount. The real thing that kept this from being a 5 star for me was the timing. I used *large* breasts (around 10 ounces each) and they were still 3/4 frozen when I put it all in the crock. When I checked them 45 mins before the 6 hours it was not only done but done to dryness. I think 4 hrs would be closer to the mark and possibly less than that if your using smaller chicken bits. Once again, the flavor is outstanding.

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Annacia December 04, 2009

This was so tasty! Love the mix of cranberries with the orange juice and chicken! Cooked for about 4 hours. Didn't thicken the sauce - was too much in a hurry to taste the chicken! ;) Thanks mikekey! :)

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Redsie February 03, 2009

I made this with a pork loin instead of chicken. I was trying to use up some cranberries that I had bought for Christmas. I didn't have any onion so I subbed onion powder but I would like to try it again with the onion. I usually don't like cinnamon in savory dishes but it worked in this one. I doubled the ingredients because the pork loin was so big and I cooked it on high for 5 hours. MMMmmmm

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Margie99 January 07, 2009
Crock Pot Chicken With Cranberries