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Tangy Chicken Thighs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-3/4 hours

Makes

6 servings

I love this dish because it turns affordable chicken thighs into a rich and delicious meal. The sauce is what makes this dish, because it's creamy and tangy. A crisp salad or fresh vegetable rounds out the meal. —Vicki Roelofs, Wyoming, Michigan
Tangy Chicken Thighs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Hot cooked noodles or rice, optional

Directions

  1. Combine salad dressing mix and pepper. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, layer half of the chicken, butter, salad dressing mixture, onion and garlic. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Skim fat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soup, cream cheese and broth until blended; add to slow cooker. Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Remove chicken to a serving platter; stir sauce until smooth. Serve chicken with sauce and noodles or rice if desired.
    Freeze option: Cool chicken mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 399 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 1039mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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