Sunday, November 29, 2009

Crockpot Pomegranate Cranberry Chicken

I thought I would experiment with the old standby cranberry chicken dish, and use a bit of Cajun seasoning to spice it up a tad like I do with the other recipe, but this time, I decided to add in some pomegranate juice. What a delightful addition it was! The pomegranate just gave this an extra tangy punch above the cranberry and produced a nice sauce, even better than the usual.  The best part? It's a slow cooker dump and forget about it dish! Who doesn't love those?

You may have noticed that I've been adding POM Wonderful to quite a few recipes here lately - there was the Pomegranate Cosmos, the Spicy Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce, the Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Sangria, and now this Cranberry Pomegranate Chicken dish. I love this stuff!!

Well, want to know more about POM Wonderful? How about a few free bottles for yourself so that you can try it out? There is exciting news right here in this post how you can enter to win some to try for yourself - ALL FREE - so stay tuned!!

Speaking of slow cookers, don't y'all think that I am due for a  new one?

I actually do have one that is even older than this one - one that I received as a gift when I married my son's father in the late 70s. Yes, I still have it. Yes, it still works but ... it sure ain't pretty, and while I want to say that I got this one at the same time and just kept them both, I can't say for sure. So this one might be slightly newer, but I'll tell ya. Not much! Soooooo, if anybody in my family is paying attention and thinking about a gift for me on down the line for some occasion or holiday, I sure could use a new crockpot. It doesn't really have to be fancy, though I have to say that a programmable one with a removeable insert would be super fine. :)  I'm just sayin'...

Anyway, on to the chicken.  I would have liked to have done this recipe with a whole chicken or at the least, chicken thighs, since I'm not a big fan of cooking chicken breasts in the crockpot, but what I had on hand in the freezer were chicken breasts, so that is what I used.  I grabbed a couple of pounds of bone-in chicken breasts from the freezer and thawed them in the fridge.  To the slow cooker I added the usual culprits - onion soup mix, a can of cranberry sauce, and catalina dressing.

Only this time, I added a little bit of my favorite Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning and an 8-ounce bottle of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate juice.

Whisk all of that together well, add the chicken and cook according to the temperature and time for the pieces you are cooking.

The result was a wonderful cranberry chicken, with just a bit of a punch. Tasty, easy, and great to have waiting for you when you get to the end of a busy day and everybody is hungry!


Crockpot Pomegranate Cranberry Chicken
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

1 can cranberry sauce, whole or jellied
1 (8 ounce) bottle POM Wonderful
   100% pomegranate juice
1 cup of Catalina style dressing
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/2 teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama (or your
   favorite) Cajun seasoning
One whole chicken, cut up, or assorted
   individual chicken pieces

In the slow cooker, whisk together the cranberry sauce, pomegranate juice, Catalina dressing, soup mix and Cajun seasoning. Place chicken pieces in the slow cooker and turn to coat. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 3 to 4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through. Time will depend on the cuts used.

Can also bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes, or until chicken is done.


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