Recipe Of The Week - Cranberry Catalina Chicken

I love to try and make potential or existing "Recipe Of The Week" meals for guests so that I might encourage them to check out my blog, but also so I can get a wide variety of reactions to a recipe. Last week we had our good friends, Kyle and Jenna over for dinner and I made this. Holy YUM, guys....it was SOOO good! We were all in love with this flavorful and so so so EASY recipe. Check it out!

This is from the KraftFoods site where I found the recipe:

what you need!

4 lb. bone-in chicken pieces (breast halves and/or thighs)
1 can  (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 bottle (8 oz.) KRAFT CATALINA Dressing
1 env.  onion soup mix

(This is what I did):
-Roughly 4 lbs of BONELESS, SKINLESS Chicken Breasts - (these were semi-thawed as I put them in the fridge from the freezer the previous day.)

-1 Can Whole Cranberry Sauce
-I didn't have a full bottle of Catalina, but I had about half of one and some "Western" salad dressing (which I LOVE) that I combined.
-1 Envelope Onion Soup Mix

-I added shredded Sharp Cheddar and some Italian Herbs to the top of the chicken at the end of baking (see top image).

make it!

HEAT oven to 350°F.
PLACE chicken in 2 (13x9-inch) baking dishes.
MIX remaining ingredients; pour over chicken.
BAKE 50 min. or until chicken is done (165°F).

kitchens tips:

Mix and match recipe using the chicken pieces you have on hand or what is on sale. Use all breasts, all thighs or a combination of both. Each breast half is one serving, while two thighs are a serving.
Always wash hands, preparation surfaces and utensils in hot, soapy water before and after contact with raw chicken. Dry hands and surfaces with a clean towel or paper towels. Take special care in washing worn cutting boards as there may be hard-to-clean grooves or cracks that can collect bacteria.

So, if you are looking to WOW your guests or just your family with something SUPER easy - this is your recipe. It is SO flavorful - simply delicious. We paired ours with Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Super Sweet Corn and French Rolls. It was a truly great meal! If you decide to make it (and you should!), remember to come back here and tell us what you thought!!

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