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Tangy Chicken Thighs Recipe

Tangy Chicken Thighs Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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vewebber58 User ID: 998755 166009
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

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

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

JoyCooks68 User ID: 7267417 184727
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

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

whitemountain User ID: 1363904 184726
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!"

dwixie User ID: 7482719 125913
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"

Feen User ID: 1925557 184725
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."

onelovednana User ID: 6105139 171334
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"My granddaughters just love this dish. Every time I go to their house they insist I make it for them. This will probably be one of those recipes that keep getting handed down."

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 184722
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"Super simple. Had everything on hand. Tasty. I would say it should be called "creamy chicken thighs" as well, because it isn't really tangy. It's real creamy though! I threw in some potato chunks, and just ate it like a stew. :)"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 184720
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"Have made this just once before, without rating. Would definitely give this a '10' if stars went that high."

janma User ID: 4069782 144922
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Maybe the name should be Creamy chicken thighs so people that want very tangy chicken will not be upset.It is really good over noodles."

ValerieLynch User ID: 5604852 106551
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"Not in the least bit tangy. Nobody liked it enough to make again."

emmers5 User ID: 3712673 186359
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"This was beyond delicious... I've made it 3 times and each time it just seems to get better!"

kkrb200 User ID: 6330016 183207
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"excellent, and really easy!"

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 171269
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"so so good"

jejc3 User ID: 1244996 184718
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"Great flavor. Even my extra picky son who hates sauce went back for two more servings."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 211000
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"My husband is a very picky eater, he liked this one and even went back for seconds. I too liked it, altho will be a difficult one for me to make often with my work schedule. It's not a crock pot recipe that you can throw in and forget so will have to be done on my days off, but definitely worth it. Very yummy !"

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