My dear friend, Laura, shared a recipe with me years ago called ” Sweet and sour Chicken”. It calls for 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 small bottle of Catalina dressing, 1 jar of peach preserves, and 1 envelope of onion soup mix. Simply mix together, pour over chicken breasts and bake. I have experimented with this basic recipe many different ways. Using pineapple preserves and the juice and zest of 1 lime creates the refreshing flavors of the Caribbean. An Asian-inspired variation uses orange marmalade and soy sauce topped with crispy chow mein noodles or wontons.
This year I am trying to eat healthy meals that are easy to make. I do not want to spend my time in the kitchen but I want to create meals that matter. I want healthy, tasty meals, that do not require a lot of dishes. I came up with this recipe.
Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken Recipe
2 1/2 to 3 lbs boneless breasts I used the NatureRaised Farms Chicken ®
1 cup of cranberries
2/3 c. Orange Juice
3 cloves garlic
1 envelope (2oz) dry gluten-free dairy-free onion soup mix
1/4 Tsp of pepper and salt
You can cook this in the crockpot on low for 6 hours. I cook it in the oven at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. Do not forget to use a meat thermometer to make sure it is cooked correctly. You can use cranberry sauce if you do not have fresh cranberries. Enjoy our Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken!
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