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So yeah, photography? I am pretty sure it is not my thing.

I mean I may be able to cook, but I am no photographer!

Seriously, what on earth does ISO and aperture mean? I never knew there were so many photography terms! There is so much to learn, it can be overwhelming at times. I am learning though, everyday. It can be extremely frustrating, but also really rewarding when you take a great photo!

So if any of you have any suggestions or tips I would greatly appreciate them! For now my eye is in the books, on the computer, and in my fancy DLSR camera.

Trial and error. It is how I learned to cook and how I will learn to take great photos of my food!

Ok, my ranting is over now! On to the chicken.

Over here we hate boring chicken! Our chicken needs to be loaded with sauce, doused with seasoning, or coated in parmesan cheese! This chicken is moist and flavorful with a touch of sweetness. So. Delicious. I like to serve along with some rice…..of course!

Oh yeah, and it cooks in the slow cooker all day!

Crockpot Cranberry Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 518 kcal

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  • Combine the ketchup, water, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sugar, molasses, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, ground mustard, cinnamon, and Worcestershire sauce in the bowl of a crockpot.
  • Place 4 to 6 chicken breast in the pot and submerge in the sauce. Cook on low for 5 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  • After 5 hours on low or 3 hours on high add the cranberries. If cooking on low turn the heat up to high.
  • After 45 minutes add the greens on top of the sauce and chicken.
  • Cook anther 15 minutes until the greens have wilted slightly.
  • Remove the greens and serve alongside the chicken and sauce.


*Serve the chicken and greens with rice or polenta.
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    1. Hi Kara,
      Sure, I don’t see why not! I would do at least 15 minutes on high pressure:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx

  1. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed the crockpot ease of a great chicken dish. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! Brought as a potluck dish to a party. Thank you!

    1. Hey Dianne,
      Happy Sunday!!☃️ Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xT

  2. Your photos look awesome to me! Mine are pretty bad, but with two kids I have seriously limited time 🙂 Oh well, maybe some day they’ll improve.

    This recipe looks great! I must dust off my crockpot and give it a try!

  3. Tieghan, I made this recipe for the second time over the weekend…. only this time I used Pheasant in place of the chicken breast and it was just as delicious!!! My dad and brothers were out hunting in South Dakota and wanted me to try this recipe with the pheasant that they brought back! You are an AMAZING cook!!! I will have to get a few lessons from you when you are back in Cleveland!!!


  4. I have to agree with you on using the slow cooker. Makes chicken so moist. And this looks really good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. First off your photography is wonderful. No where near as bad as mine was when I first started. It is definitely trial and error. I found that I needed a cheap photography studio tent (30″ white cube thing) that came with two lights because my house is so dark all year long. I also got some ideas from other bloggers and now have several props like a white dishes, colorful napkins/placemats. I use a foam board with a marble print contact paper on it for my photos and I also have a 24″ x 24″ board that I painted different colors on both sides. It sounds way worse than it is, lol. I have been slowly adding to my “Props” over the past year and I believe my pictures are better than a year ago. I have also purchased a few books on food photography but have yet to find the time to read them. I’m always online! Whew. Sorry for the winded comment.
    This chicken dish is similar to one I have from a friend but I like the use of fresh cranberries in yours better than the canned in hers (shhh) so I’ll definitely give this a try. Thanks so much for linking up all your amazing recipes to Creative Thursday last week.

  6. I know you said you are learning about photography but I clicked the link from Diana Rambles because of the picture, so great job! Then when I saw that this was a slow cooker recipe I was super excited. I will be making this next week! Thanks.

  7. What a great looking seasonal chicken dish. I like how the cranberries are balanced by the spinach. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday. PS: your pictures look great… I have a nice camera too… I set it to automatic.