Mandarin Chicken

Mandarin Chicken and Rice

Easy 30 minute recipe, a sweet and tangy Mandarin Cranberry chicken served over Rice Recipe. Instant Pot and Crock Pot recipe. Family Friendly and kid approved.
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Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 People


  • 3-4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Can Cranberry Jelly *I prefer with whole berries
  • 1 Cup Russian Dressing *Could substitute French Dressing
  • 1 Can Mandarin Oranges
  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 4 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup water *Instant Pot Recipe Only


  • In a rice cooker place 2 cups rice with 4 cups water. Salt to taste and start.
  • In a small bowl combine salad dressing and cranberry sauce and miix to combine. Set aside.
  • In a Crock Pot or Instant Pot: Place Chicken Breasts, pour mixture of salad dressing and cranberry sauce on top. Pour drained and rinsed can of mandarin oranges on top. (add 1/2 cup water to instant pot - Omit for crock pot)
  • Instant Pot - Cook on Manual for 18 minutes. Natural Release for 5 minutes, Quick Release remaining time. Crock Pot - Cook on low for 6-8 hours until done.
  • Serve Mandarin Chicken over Rice. Enjoy