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Savory Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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With eight children under the age of 12, Joan Parker of Gastonia, North Carolina knows how to make family-pleasing meals. "This tender chicken tastes like you fussed, but requires few ingredients," she notes. You can also thicken the juices and serve it over rice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 14-16 servings


  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1-1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 14 to 16 hamburger buns, split


  1. Remove skin from chicken if desired. Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with soup mix and garlic salt. Pour dressing and water over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Remove chicken from bones; cut into bite-size pieces and return to slow cooker. Serve with a slotted spoon on buns. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Savory Chicken Sandwiches in Quick Cooking December 2000, p49

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"This is an excellent recipe! Perfect for get togethers instead of sloppy joes and a favorite of our family and neighborhood! I generally use a whole chicken and add a little extra seasoning."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"My family of 8 loves this and it is good hot or cold."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"Agree with the too salty comment."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"I was looking for a good hot chicken sandwich recipe. These were way too salty for our taste! I guess most things with dried onion soup in it is. I hate to think what the sodium count is. I threw away the leftovers."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"We used just plain chicken breast cause its what I had on hand, wonderful!"

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