Food Storage Meal - Cranberry Catalina Chicken

Friday, October 18, 2013

This meal is SO easy and SO tasty - I can't believe I haven't shared it on here before!  Shame on me...

Just gather together a few simple ingredients:

You'll need:
(1) 16oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
(1) 16oz bottle Catalina dressing (you can also make this with Russian dressing!)
(1) pkg dry onion soup mix (or a bottle of the make your own stuff)
(1) tsp. apple cider vinegar
Season your chicken with salt and pepper, and sprinkle on about half of the package of onion soup mix.
Heat a pan on medium-high heat.  Add a little bit of oil and brown chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes per side.  Then remove the chicken and place it in a 9x13 baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, dressing, apple cider vinegar and the remainder of the onion soup mix.  Pour over chicken making sure to thoroughly coat all pieces.

Bake at 350F for 30-60 minutes, depending on size and thickness of chicken breasts.  Or until a meat thermometer stuck in the thickest part of the breast reads 165F.  (I use my Polder thermometer and set it to beep when the chicken gets to the right temp.)

Remove from oven and serve over rice.
You can also make this into a freezer meal!  Just add your chicken breasts to a ziptop bag, pour in the rest of the ingredients, and label and freeze!  You can cook in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours (in which case you probably don't even need to defrost it first) or you can defrost in the fridge overnight and then bake in the oven the next day.