Cranberry Bbq Chicken


1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
1 cup barbecue sauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large skillet brown the chicken in butter/margarine. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

In the drippings (in the skillet), saute onion and celery until tender. Add cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce. Mix well.

Pour cranberry mixture over chicken and bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.