Total Time
8hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 8 hrs

My own recipe, inspired by a recipe on here for cranberry brisket. You can use canned whole-berry cranberry sauce, but the fresh is much nicer. If using orange juice and orange zest, leave out the apples.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, cider, cinnamon, apples, ginger, mustard, a pinch of salt, and a few twists of black pepper. Cook on medium-high heat until most of the berries pop and the sauce looks thick and jam-like.
  2. Place potatoes in bottom of slow-cooker. Place chicken on top. Cover with dried cranberries. Add prepared mustard. Pour cranberry sauce over the top. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
Most Helpful

Very, very nice! Has the festive taste of a holiday meal...without all of the work :) I prepared the dish as listed, except I removed the skin from the bone-in chicken thighs; the meat was still very tender.

tk80 January 13, 2009