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This French Chicken recipe is only made up of 4 ingredients, making it one of my easiest go-to recipes! It can be made in the oven, Crockpot and Instant Pot!

Today I am sharing with you one of my families favorite dinners – French Chicken!  My kids love this recipe so much, they have even nicknamed it Candy Chicken!  The sauce is a little sweet, but not too much! The best part is the whole recipe only uses 4 ingredients!

Easy 4 ingredient French Chicken! From overthebigmoon.com!


This recipe can be made three ways – in the oven, crockpot or Instant Pot! 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!

When I make this, I often times make several batches and put the extra meals in ziplocks and turn them into Freezer Meals. When I cook it from a frozen state, I usually cook it in the Instant Pot!

French Chicken Recipe- serve with rice and enjoy!

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!


  • Take the French Dressing and the Lipton Onion and combine.
  • Place chicken in the bottom of the casserole pan.
  • Distribute the Cranberry Sauce over the chicken.
  • Pour the French sauce over the entire dish.
  • Cook and then enjoy!

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Absolutely! Assemble the recipe following the instructions, but assemble it in a large ziplock bag. Then freeze flat in your freezer. It’s good in your freezer for up to 6 months!

Easy 4 ingredient French Chicken! From overthebigmoon.com!
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Chicken French

A sweet chicken dinner that the whole family will love!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 563kcal


  • 4-6 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Can Cranberry Sauce Mixed Berry
  • 1 Packet Onion Soup Mix
  • 8-12 oz French Dressing



  • Combine the Onion Soup Mix and approx 8 ounces of French Dressing and mix. 
    French Dressing and Onion Soup Mix -- made into a dressing!
  • Cleaned and trimmed your chicken breasts. Cut them into manageable sizes and line a greased baking dish with the chicken. If I have making a 9x9 pan, I use 4 large chicken breasts. If I'm making a 9x13 pan, I use 6 large chicken breasts.
    Trimmed chicken in baking dish.
  • Distribute the cranberry sauce over the chicken. 
    Cranberry Sauce distributed over the chicken!
  • Pour the French Dressing mixture over the chicken.
    French Chicken casserole prepared and ready to bake! From overthebigmoon.com!
  • Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours! Enjoy! Serve over Rice!
    Easy 4 ingredient French Chicken! From overthebigmoon.com!


  • Combine the Onion Soup Mix and approx 8 ounces of French Dressing and mix. 
  • Place the chicken in the crockpot fresh or 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! Serve over Rice!


  • Take the Freezer Meal out of the freezer a hour before starting or run it under some room temperature water for about 15-30 seconds.
  • Dump meal in the a Instant Pot, add 1/2 cup water and cook on manual or meat for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Once it beeps, then let it release the pressure naturally (approx 15 minutes). Open and serve in whole pieces or shredded. Serve over Rice!



I serve the chicken with rice and a side veggie or a green salad!


Serving: 1Chicken Breast | Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1135mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 5.5% | Vitamin C: 7% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 7.7%
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This French Chicken recipe is only made up of 4 ingredients, making it one of my easiest go-to recipes! It can be made in the oven, Crockpot and Instant Pot! From overthebigmoon.com!


Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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