Claire Finkel’s Cranberry Chicken

The amazing mom ( now in her nineties) of one of our dear friends makes this chicken and her kids do too. Yummy and so easy!

Claire Finkel’s Cranberry Chicken



  • 4 chicken breasts ( I mixed thighs and breasts – and use skinless and boneless – they reduce to quite small so you might want to double this)
  • One can whole fruit cranberry sauce
  • Juice of one lemon ( I used Meyer lemon as we grow them)
  • I packet of Lipton onion soup


  1. Combine Chicken breasts whole fruit cranberry sauce one can and I packet Lipton onion soup and lemon juice
  2. Mix all put some mixture on bottom and then chicken breasts on top then sauce on top
  3. Bake 350 for 25 min
  4. Serve with steamed rice ( cook in a rice cooker – so easy)
  5. This is a great dish to cook with your children as they can mix all the ingredients together easily. YUM!

Chicken thighs raw skinless

More lemons

About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

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2 Responses to Claire Finkel’s Cranberry Chicken

  1. Alex says:

    I love the idea of preserving beloved family recipes–

    But I must point out that Lipton Onion Soup Mix is not real food. Here are the ingredients:

    Do those ingredients sound like something your grandmother would want you to eat? Or that she or any other human would ever make, or even know how to make?

    At the risk of being a downer, I believe that many of the new health problems we are seeing today are due to having eaten fake food for a generation or two.

    Please consider using your platform to encourage folks to make real food from scratch.

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