August 29, 2009

Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken



A wonderful blend of tangy and sweet makes a winning sauce for chicken and wild rice. Save time by leaving the apple wedges unpeeled; they’ll retain their shape better too.





Ingredients:

2 medium apples, cored and cut into wedges
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
16 ounce can whole cranberry sauce
2 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
2 Tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon salt
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about two pounds total)
2 – 6 ounce packages long grain and wild rice mix


Directions:

1. In a 3 ½ or 4 quart slow cooker combine apples and onion.

2. In a medium bowl combine cranberry sauce, lemonade concentrate, tapioca, honey, and salt.

3. Add chicken breasts, one at a time, to cranberry mixture, turning to coat.

4. Place chicken on top of apple mixture. Pour cranberry mixture over chicken.

5. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 ½ hours.

6. In a large saucepan prepare long-grain and wild rice with seasoning packets according to package directions. Serve with chicken and sauce.

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