Today I am sharing with you one of my families favorite dinners – Easy French Chicken! My kids even love this meal, they call it Candy Chicken! It is a sweet sauce that everyone will love – best part is the whole recipe only uses 4 ingredients! When I make this, I often times make several batches and put the extra meals in ziplocks and turn them into Freezer Meals.
This recipe can be made two ways – either in the oven or in the crockpot! So, if I am going to be out into the evening I’ll throw it in the crockpot around lunch and it will be ready for me by 5 or 6pm! Or if I don’t think about it early enough in the day I can just put it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours before dinner time!
Like I mentioned the recipe only takes 4 ingredients: French Dressing – Sweet and Tangy, Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Cranberry Sauce (I prefer Whole Berry) and Chicken Breasts!
To start, take the French Dressing and the Lipton Onion and combine!
Next take your cleaned and trimmed chicken and cover the bottom of a casserole pan. I take my chicken breasts and cut them up into approx 4 pieces each. Then take your cranberry sauce and distribute it over the chicken.
Then go ahead and pour the French Sauce over the entire dish! Cook at
Easy French Chicken
- 4-6 Chicken Breasts depending on size
- 1 can of Cranberry Sauce I like mixed berry
- 1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 8 oz of French Dressing
IF COOKING IN THE OVEN
- Combine the Lipton Onion Soup Mix and 8 ounces of French Dressing and mix. Take the cleaned and trimmed chicken breasts and cut them into manageable sizes. I generally buy my chicken at Costco and am able to fill a casserole dish using 4 chicken breasts, each cut into 4 pieces.
- Grease a baking pan, lay out the pieces of chicken breasts, distribute the cranberry sauce over the chicken and then pour over the mixure over the chicken.
- Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours!
IF BAKING IN A CROCKPOT
- Mix the Lipton Onion Soup Mix and 8 ounces of French Dressing. Place the chicken in the crockpot frozen, distribute the cranberry sauce over the chicken and pour the sauce over the top.
- Cook on low 4-5 hours. Make sure the chicken is cooked through and ENJOY!
- If cooking from a freezer meal: Run the bag quickly under hot water to loosen the mixture from the sides of the bag. Pour entire contents into the crockpot. I like to start the dinner cooking on high for about the first hour and then turn it to low for the rest of the time. It usually cooks for 4 to 5 hours! The chicken has always been good - never dry! ENJOY!!
I also like using the French Sauce (not the cranberry though) on pork chops! Just coat the pork chops in the sauce, top with French Fried Onions and cook like you would regularly cook your pork chops!