Everyone raves about how sweet the sauce is for these slow-cooked chicken thighs. They’re such a breeze because they simmer away while you do other things. They’re ideal appetizers, but you can also add your favorite side for a nice meal. –Kim Puckett, Reagan, Tennessee
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"MY MOTHER-IN-LAW said she devised this recipe when her children were growing up and schedules were hectic. It was a favorite Sunday dish because it could be cooking while the family was at church. When they came home, it didn't take long to finish the preparations and put dinner on the table."
These sandwiches are great for large gatherings. The chicken can be cooked ahead of time, then added to the homemade barbecue sauce for simmering hours before guests arrive. —Roberta Brown, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Extremely tender chicken is smothered in a dark, flavorful sauce in this easy and elegant entree. It's so nice to find another tantalizing way to serve chicken. Sprinkled with almonds, this is a dish I proudly serve to family or guests.
-Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa
My husband and I operate a very busy farm. There are days when there's just no time left for cooking. It's really nice to be able to come into the house at night and smell this chicken cacciatore meal simmering—dinner is a simple matter of dishing it up. It's very easy to make, but it's also special enough to serve company. —Aggie Arnold-Norman, Liberty, Pennsylvania
We live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which has a rich heritage of German culture. Dishes that include sauerkraut, potatoes and sausage around here. We enjoy this recipe on cold winter evenings, along with muffins and fruit. The "mmm's" start with the first whiff as the door opens after school or work.
Just thinking about this dish sparks my appetite. The ham and cheese rolled inside make for a tasty surprise. The chicken rolls are especially nice served over rice or pasta. —Jean Sherwood, Kenneth City, Florida
This tender chicken, from Charlotte McDaniel of Anniston, Alabama, cooks up in a golden sauce that is nicely flavored with basil. "It's great for taking to a potluck supper," she advises, "especially if you work and don't have time to cook during the day."
I've made these nicely flavored chicken wings many times for get-togethers. They're so moist and tender—I always get lots of compliments and many requests for the recipe.—Janie Botting, Sultan, Washington