Tangy Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Tangy Chicken Thighs Recipe

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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.—dutchmom4MI, Taste of Home Online Community
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-3/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-3/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Chicken Thighs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p48

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"Made this the other night, and followed the recipe exactly....it was delicious and the leftovers tasted even better the next day. We all loved it! A definite keeper!

(JoyCook68....how old are you? Your response to this recipe was worthy of that of a five year old.)"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"Soooo Grossss! Looked and tasted disgusting! Too many flavor combinations. Never making this again!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"This recipe was simple and delicious! I didn't have time for the slow cooker so instead I did the following: I seasoned the chicken with the Italian dressing seasoning and pepper. I use 2 tablespoons of olive oil instead of butter and sautéed the onions and garlic. I mixed together the cream of chicken soup, broth, onion and garlic mixture, and cream cheese. Then spooned it over the chicken. I covered the chicken and baked it in a glass Pyrex dish on 375 degrees for 1 hour. Perfect!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"I just cooked this; we have not eaten it yet but I tasted it.. I is so very good!! It is so good I called friends to join us!! Love this recipe"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"It was ok... don't think I'd bother to make again however.... sprinking grated parmesan on top definitely improved its flavor."

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