One Pot Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage- Instant Pot & Slow Cooker Versions

I love simplicity!  When times are busy, like they have been this week, I want to put together dinner quickly.  That’s probably why I love my Instant Pot so much.  I can cook meals quickly and easily. Boom, dinner’s done! This Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage was cooked in 3o minutes. You just can’t beat that!

one pot cranberry apple chicken with cabbage by paleo cajun lady
One Pot Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage|Paleo Cajun Lady

For those of you who prefer a slower way of cooking, I didn’t forget about you.  I made a slow cooker version of my Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage just for you.  That way, you can cook it low and slow, just the way you like it.

One Pot Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage- Instant Pot & Slow Cooker

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

One Pot Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage- Instant Pot & Slow Cooker

This flavorful one pot meal can be cooked quickly in your Instant Pot or slowly in your slow cooker. Have it just the way you like it!


  • 1 small head cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (bone broth, if you have it)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more, to taste


  1. In Instant Pot
  2. Place all ingredients, in order above, into Instant Pot.
  3. Close lid.
  4. Press Poultry button.
  5. Set time for 20 minutes.
  6. Instant Pot will start cooking process.
  7. When done cooking, press off button.
  8. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  9. Open lid.
  10. Serve.
  11. In Slow Cooker
  12. Place all ingredients, in order above, into slow cooker.
  13. Set on low and cook for 4 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F.
  14. Serve.


Cook Time for Slow Cooker is 4 hours.

I hope y’all got a chance to watch the Conventional Medicine & The Autoimmune Protocol discussion on Monday night.  I had so much fun with my fellow AIP bloggers, Samantha of Sweet Potatoes and Social Change, Angie Alt of Autoimmune Paleo, and Jaime of Gutsy By Nature.  Hopefully, we answered your questions on finding balance between traditional healthcare and the AIP.  If you missed it, you can view the video here.

I want to end with an awesome announcement, Bre’anna from He Won’t Know It’s Paleo, just released her new cookbook today!  I will be doing a full review and sneak peak recipe on Friday. I can tell you, this cookbook is going to be a much used addition to every AIP cook’s library.  I’ll be sharing dishes I cook from this lovely cookbook throughout this week, over my social media sites. Be sure to check it out.


Well, that’s it for today. I hope you all enjoy my Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage recipe.  And, if you get a chance, watch the video of the AIP Summit.  You can see how much I use my hands when I talk!  Oh, you can also see the show my dog, Giddy, puts on while I’m trying to talk. I guess she wanted her 15 minutes of fame!

As always, I wish you all good health and good food!

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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