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Savory Chicken Sandwiches

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • ducksj
    Oct 31, 2015

    Really good. I doubled it and served it over rice.

  • agraceberry
    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.

  • Zepeety
    Jan 14, 2012

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

  • Cooks_for_Kicks
    Nov 26, 2010

    Agree with the too salty comment.

  • joycerm53
    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.

  • Lane D
    Feb 3, 2010

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

  • volvos
    Nov 4, 2008

    This is so good, the chicken falls off the bone. I made it at my sons house and his friend took the bowl of chicken and just started piggying out on it. Love it.