Crock Pot Chicken & Gravy

Friday, December 10, 2010

Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy

Post updated 7/15/2019
Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy - only 3 ingredients!! Such a great weeknight meal! Just dump everything in the crockpot and let it work its magic! Serve over hot steamed rice with some green beans. SO easy and kid-friendly too! #slowcooker #crockpot #chicken #chickenrecipe
chicken and gravy over rice on a plate

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy

I am a huge fan of crock-pot meals, especially this time of year.  I don't know about you, but I am really busy during the holiday season.  The last thing I want to worry about is dinner.   This recipe is super easy and tastes great.  I used Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, and dinner was ready in less than 5 minutes after walking in the door!  Can't beat that any time of year!

chicken and gravy in a crock pot

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy

This Crock Pot Chicken & Gravy is SUPER easy to make. Simply place the chicken in the slow cooker, Season the chicken with salt and pepper. I sometimes use garlic salt or seasoned salt instead of plain salt. Once the chicken is seasoned on both sides, whisk together the gravy packets and soup. Pour the soup over the chicken and cook.

Once the chicken is cooked, shred it with two forks right in the slow cooker. We like to serve the chicken over white rice. Feel free to use cooked brown rice, mashed potatoes, or egg noodles. If you are doing gluten-free or keto, I think this would be great over cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash.

If you want a thinner gravy, add about 1/2 to 1 cup of water or chicken broth to the soup mixture. Adding some water/chicken broth is a great way to stretch the gravy. The gravy is the BEST part of the whole recipe!

chicken and gravy over rice

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy

This Crock Pot Chicken & Gravy is a favorite in our house. It is so simple to make and tastes great! I always have the ingredients on hand so we can make this yummy chicken! As I said, we serve the chicken and gravy over rice. We also love to make some green beans or asparagus to go with this chicken. Here are a few of our favorite side dish recipes that go great with this Easy Crock Pot Chicken & Gravy:






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chicken and gravy over rice on a plate



Yield: serves 4

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 hours and 5 mins

ingredients:


  • 3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (0.87-oz) envelopes of chicken gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth, optional
  • hot steamed rice

instructions:


  1. Place chicken in the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  2. Whisk together soup, gravy mix, and water (if using). Pour over chicken. 
  3. Cover crock-pot and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours. 
  4. Before serving break the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Serve over hot steamed rice.

NOTES:

Can use chicken thighs or tenderloins in place of chicken breasts.
Can use frozen chicken breasts. You will need to cook on the higher end of the cooking time if using frozen chicken.
Can add frozen vegetables to the mixture.
To lower the sodium, use Healthy Choice Cream of Chicken Soup and Lower Sodium Chicken Gravy Mix.


MORE SLOW COOKER RECIPES:
Slow Cooker Parmesan Chicken & Rice
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Slow Cooker Huli Huli Pork Tenderloin
Slow Cooker Angel Pork Chops

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51 comments

  1. I love crockpot meals too and need to use it more. This looks great Stephanie.

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  2. This looks delicious! These may be silly questions, but I'll ask anyway :)

    Do you cook the chicken breasts first? I assume these are boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

    Also, how many servings is this good for? thanks! :)

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  3. Shannon - I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. Do not cook them before you put them in the crockpot. The crock pot will cook them for you. This made enough for 2-3 people - just depends on how big the chicken breast are.

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  4. This looks so good! And I am always looking for crock pot recipes - thanks!!

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  5. Can you use frozen chicken or should it be thawed?

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  6. muststartover - you could use frozen chicken. Just cook it a little longer - 7-8 hours. Perfect for a work day.

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  7. Just found this recipe, which looks lovely.

    Kind of a dumb question, but is the rice going into the crockpot or are you serving the contents of the crock pot on a bed of rice.

    The picture looks like the rice is mixed in the sauce, so I wasn't sure.

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  8. Just setting things up so any answer gets emailed to me. Sorry for the double comment.

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  9. Kerry - I did mix the cooked rice in with the sauce after the chicken cooked, but you can just serve the chicken and gravy over the rice if you prefer.

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  10. I just tried this recipe for dinner and it was both delicious and simple!! My favorite kind of recipe. I have tried a number of your recipes and I'm never disappointed! I enjoy following your blog and look forward to new recipes everyday.

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  11. Yum! I do something similar with Turkey. Thank you for making me drool!

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  12. If you want to feed 6-8 people do you just double everything? This looks so good and sounds so simple that it kind of scares me!!

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    1. Yes, I would double it for 6-8 people. Simple food is often the best food!

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  13. I made this recipe for dinner last night and it was soooo good. We gobbled it right up. Thank you!!

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  14. This recipe looks GREAT, I am planning on making it for dinner tomorrow. Just one question, (might be a dumb one) but the gravy packet says to mix the contents with water, did you do that, or just dump the powder in with the chicken & soup?

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  15. I didn't have any packets of gravy so I just dumped in two jars of chicken gravy. Hope it turns out! Your's looks delish though!

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  16. Making this tonight! I've made several of your recipes and all were hits!
    I'm also a new follower!
    Blessings,
    Sarah :)

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  17. What size can of cream of chicken soup?

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  18. Making this tonight :)
    One question: do you dilute the soup with water or milk as directed on the can or just leave it thick?
    Thanks :)

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  19. Jess - just leave it thick - undiluted

    Enjoy!

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  20. Awesome, thanks so much! I figured that was correct, glad to hear I didn't mess it up :)

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  21. Could you cook it on high to cut the time a little.

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    1. I used my instant pot and shredded with a hand mixer. My chicken was frozen but it was done in 30 minutes. I cooked and shredded the chicken then added the other ingredients to let them warm.

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  22. CheJohnson - absolutely. Cook it on high for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!

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  23. Making this tonight, and was wondering if it tastes good with mashed potatoes?

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  24. Paige - I think it would be great with mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

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  25. This looks delicious! I have one problem: I don't have chicken gravy mix! I only have mushroom gravy mix. How would that taste with Cream of Chicken OR Cream of Mushroom?
    Thanks,
    Haley

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  26. Haley - I think it would taste just fine with either Cream of Chicken or Mushroom. Enjoy!

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  27. I am trying to be mindful of my calorie intake. Would anyone know how many calories are in a serving?

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  28. Priscilla - you can plug the ingredients into this website:

    http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

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  29. I'd love to make this an all in one meal. I plan on making it today for some friends who have a baby who recently got hearing aides. They've been busy trying to help her adjust so the easier, the better. I wanted to add some vegetables, but what would you suggest? I was thinking carrots and peas at least..

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  30. Becca - I think peas and carrots sound great. Enjoy!

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  31. I make a similar recipe , one packet of onion soup, I can of mushroom soup , milk or water, chicken breast and crockpot till it shreds and we serve it over creamy mashed potatoes :} definatly gonna try this one :}

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  32. This was so good! I doubled the recipe and added some frozen mixed veggies. Served over homemade biscuits...we loved it!

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  33. I really want mushrooms... thinking of using 4 chicken breasts, a can of cream of chicken, a can of cream of mushroom and 2 gravy chicken packets?

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  34. This is absolutely wonderful. I was concerned about the gravy being too salty but it wasn't at all that way. I didn't break up the chicken into smaller pieces. just kept the pieces whole. Served the gravy over mashed potatoes. So easy and so tasty. This is a winner!

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  35. I am making this in a few minutes but need to know do I use the can of cream of chicken soup plus a can of water?

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  36. Do you have to use the chicken gravy?

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  37. How would you double the recipe? I know that sounds like a dumb question but would you just double everything exact??? Thanks for any feedback :)

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  38. Making this tomorrow! I have 3 frozen chicken breast, so going to use 2 cans of soup and 2 packets of gravy and add in frozen veggies right away in the beginning. Do you think that the veggies will get too mushy in a crock pot for 8-ish hours? I could cook separately and add in later, but so much easier to do in the beginning.

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  39. This looks amazing! Just wondering if I could use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead?

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  40. Or try it in an instant pot. Plus I shred with a hand mixer.

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