Crazy Chicken – Easy One-Pot Meal

The title of this recipe has nothing to do with the mental stability of the cook – at least I don’t think it does. But don’t ask my hubby his opinion as he thinks I run around without my lid on tight ANY day.

I’ve been spring cleaning just in case spring shows up early. After the cold and snow of this winter, I’m hopeful. 😉 And at the end of the day I’m tired! This blast from the past recipe is a one-pot meal you can put together in minutes! 

Four ingredients: dry onion soup, french salad dressing, whole cranberry sauce and chicken of course!

I used chicken thighs for this recipe. I cut the meat away from the bones, took off the skin, then added the skin and bones into a pot of water with carrots, onion and celery to make chicken broth that I later used to cook the rice. I often substitute broth for water when cooking rice as it adds a nice flavor to the rice. 

All ingredients cooking together. 

Serve over rice or riced potatoes. 

Serves 6

Crazy Easy Chicken

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  • 6 boned and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 medium bottle french salad dressing


    Cooking Method 1Mix onion soup, cranberry and french salad dressing together.
  1. Marinate chicken in mixture overnight.
  2. Bake in 350 degree oven in marinade covered for one-half hour. Uncover and cook for another one-half hour.
  3. Serve over rice.
  4. Cooking Method 2Mix onion soup, cranberry and french salad dressing together.
  5. Cut up chicken into bite sized pieces.
  6. Add all ingredients into a dutch oven. Cook over low-medium heat for about 30-45 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve over rice.


I don't always use the entire bottle of French dressing - I gauge how much is needed once all ingredients are added to the pot.


Calories: 175 cal
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 588 g
Cholesterol: 73 g
Protein: 27 g
Fiber: 1 g

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