Crock Pot Chicken With Tomato and Cream of Chicken Soup

READY IN: 7hrs 10mins
SERVES: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    chicken leg quarters, split
  • 2
    small onions, diced (or one medium onion)
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2
    (10 ounce) cans tomato soup (can substitute a can of any sort of tomatoes, just make sure they're good and mashed up)
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can milk (if you don't have any milk, it's cool, water works good, too)
  • 0.5
    (10 ounce) can water
  • 1
    tablespoon dry sherry
  • 5
    teaspoons Frank's red hot sauce (Frank's cooks up the best when flavor, not spice is the key, substiture your own favorite)
  • 1
    teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5
    tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute onions and garlic with oregano in 1 tablespoons butter in a wide pan. When onions have browned, remove and set aside.
  • Rinse and pat chicken dry. Split the quarters and salt and pepper each side.
  • Brown the halved chicken quarters in same pan. It'll probably take two batches, use 2 tablespoons butter per batch.
  • Leaving the excess butter in the pan, put the onions and garlic back in the pan, along with the soups, milk, water and 1 tablespoons dry sherry and bring to a rapid simmer (I dunno what to call it, but it's the time just before a slow boil, when all the bubbles are rolling around but not popping out of the pan like if it's boiling). Whisk a lot while it's heating up, getting all those yummy bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium or medium-low and start adding your hot sauce 1 teaspoons at a time until it tastes just right (5 shakes = roughly a tsp.). Salt and pepper to taste, keeping in mind that most hot sauces have a lot of salt in them already.
  • Put chicken and sauce in crockpot on Low for 6 to 7 hours.
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