Brian’s ‘Tis the Season Chicken

Courtesy: Karen Opalka
Serves 6 to 8
Prep time: 10-to-15 minutes ; cooking time: 10 minutes

  • 1 (6 ¼ oz.) pkg. fast cooking long grain wild rice w/herbs and seasonings
  • 3 lbs. chicken breasts, cut into serving sizes
  • 1 (16 oz.) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 Tbsps. butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsps. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup thinly sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Heat butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, cranberry sauce in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Spread out uncooked rice over bottom of buttered 9×13 inch baking dish; sprinkle rice seasoning on top of rice.
  4. Arrange chicken over rice.
  5. Pour cranberry sauce mixture over chicken; cover pan w/foil (can stop here and put dish in frig for several hours until ready to bake)
  6. Bake one hour.
  7. Sprinkle almonds on top; bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve w/green beans.


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