Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

A wonderful Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy dinner that will remind you of Thanksgiving dinner when served over mashed potatoes and served with a side of instant stuffing.

Today’s I’m sharing a recipe from Sarah over at The Magical Slow Cooker. If you haven’t made this recipe yet…you need to!

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I’ve had my eye on this Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy for a little while and would drool every time I saw it. I knew it would be delicious because…it’s Sarah! Seriously everything she makes is Ahhhhh-mazing!!!

What drew me to this recipe? Umm it’s like a mini Thanksgiving feast without ALL the work! (Hello? I may not be the sharpest tool in the tool shed…but I’m not the dullest either! lol)

If I can get all the comfort and flavor of Thanksgiving and not have a nervous breakdown in the kitchen or heat stroke…or have to wash a million dishes…then I’m in!!!

This recipe is so yummy and so easy…Sooooo…let me share this delicious recipe with you.

In a medium size bowl, mix together 2 packets of dry chicken gravy mix (0.87 ounce packets), 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 and 3/4 cup of water

Gravy mixture in slow cooker for chicken and slow cooker

This next step is REALLY tricky! It takes massive culinary skill. I’m going to share with you how I did mastered this part of the process.

The recipe calls for 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper. When it comes to 1/8 of a teaspoon, I don’t even mess with measuring spoons. (I’m just THAT good) Nope…I just figure a few good shakes of the pepper shaker will about cover it.

Ya’ll know how I love my coarse black pepper from Costco. I grabbed that giant shaker, and with my immeasurable “chef like” talent…. opened the wrong side of the cap and gave two healthy shakes….Yep! It takes REAL talent as a cook to screw up a recipe like this! (Aren’t y’all glad you follow me for my cooking wisdom…you’re rethinking that decision right about now…aren’t ya?)

 I’ve decided that rather than writing a cook book I’m going to write “How to open a spice container for Dummies”! I have a feeling it will be a huge success… and I’ll be writing what I know!

Thankfully I was able to scrape off all that “pepper” since, as my daughter put it…it was on top of all that “squishy” condensed soup! It’s a good thing, or this recipe was getting a SERIOUS name change!

Slow cooker chicken and gravy with accidental pepper

Once you have toned down the pepper… mix all those ingredients together to from a thick gravy.

Place your boneless skinless chicken breast in your slow cooker.

Chicken Breast in crock pot for Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

Cover your chicken with the gravy mixture. Cover and bake on low for 8 – 10 hours. That’s it! Easy right? This is a recipe even the youngest chick at your Nest can make! This is a GREAT college student recipe!

Chicken and Gravy in slow cooker

Once the chicken is cooked you can serve it as is, or do like I did, and shred it a bit with your potato masher or two forks.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

I decided to follow Sarah’s lead and serve this with mashed potatoes on top of a slice of white bread covered with all that creamy luscious chicken and gravy.

I wasn’t too sure about mashed potatoes on top of bread. Seemed a little strange to me. Boy was I wrong! This is AMAZING with mashed potatoes, on top of bread, smothered in this amazing chicken and gravy!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy on mashed potatoes and bread

This reminded me of a hot open-faced sandwich. Something that grandma’s all over used to make. Whatever you like to call it…we can all agree on one thing at this Nest…it’s delicious!!! 110% PURE comfort food!

I served ours with prepared instant stuffing mix and corn. The gravy that is made when this chicken is cooking is jammed packed full of flavor and is so rich and creamy! A carb lovers paradise.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy for mashed potatoes

I had intentions of adding a wonderful big tossed garden salad but the troops vetoed it and begged to dig in. Truly an amazing recipe.

I’m thinking you could even make a layered casserole out of this with stuffing, corn, potatoes and then all that chicken and gravy goodness on top! However you choose to serve it, it will be outstanding.

If you are cooking impaired… this is a recipe for you. As I mentioned earlier…This is even a great recipe for the young cooks at your Nest.

 With five simple ingredients, and the crock pot doing the cooking…in no time you have an amazing family dinner. One the whole family will love!

Thanks Sarah. You can see her version of this recipe by going to The Magical Slow Cooker or clicking HERE!   Be careful though…her site is loaded with all kinds of amazing yumminess! You may want to hang out there for a while! 

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

A wonderful Chicken and Gravy dinner that will remind you of Thanksgiving dinner when served over mashed potatoes and served with a side of instant stuffing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 packets dry chicken gravy mix (0.87 ounce packets)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of water
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Put the gravy packets, cream of chicken soup, water, and pepper in a medium bowl and whisk until the gravy is as smooth as you can get it.
  2. Place the chicken breast into the slow cooker
  3. Pour the gravy mixture over your chicken breast.
  4. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 serving

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 140 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 55mg Sodium: 368mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 20g

25 COMMENTS

  1. Susan | 21st Jul 17

    Thank you so much Norine! I’ve decided that the next time my almost 4 year old grandson comes to visit over the weekend we can do this together since he’s at that age where he wants to ‘help’. I’ve learned throughout the years that when the little ones help cook a meal they’re more apt to eat that meal with more gusto, plus he’ll be so proud of himself. I cannot wait to do this with him. Thanks again.

  2. Cindy | 27th Jul 18

    This was a wonderful, gentle meal. I’m not a big fan of my slow cooker, I’ve tried for years to like it. But this is one of the few I’ll keep. Thank you!!!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 27th Jul 18

      Hi Cindy!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I actually understand about not being a huge fan of the slow cooker. I get frustrated myself with the fluctuation of temperatures. Grrrr! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with me. You made my day!
      Have a Great Weekend!
      ~Norine

  3. kathy olson | 12th Aug 18

    Perfect meal for this fall – thank you!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 14th Aug 18

      Hi Kathy!
      Thank you! It is a great meal for Fall! I sure appreciate you stopping by and visiting. Have a Great Day!
      Happy Nesting~
      Norine

  4. Kimmie | 28th Sep 18

    I don’t have 8 hours. Can I cook it on high for a shorter time?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 28th Sep 18

      Hi Kimmie!
      Yes! You can! I just made this yesterday in about 5 hours. I cooked it for 3 on high and the last two hours on low. It came out perfect.
      Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by. Have a GREAT day!
      Happy Nesting,
      Norine

  5. Brittany | 13th Oct 18

    Have you ever tried it with turkey breasts?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 15th Oct 18

      Hi Brittany!
      I have not tried it with Turkey breasts however, I’m sure it would work and taste amazing! I’d adjust your cook time for a little longer because of the thickness of a Turkey breast.
      Hope you have a GREAT week! Thanks so much for stopping by.
      Happy Nesting
      ~Norine

  6. Jeannette | 5th Jan 19

    If I use frozen chicken breast should I reduce the amount of water in the recipe?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 8th Jan 19

      Hi Jeannette!
      I’m so sorry! I thought I had answered this…Ugh! I’d love to blame it on old age…but I think it’s just my overly crowded brain. You would want to reduce the amount of water slightly. Not by much though. Thanks for stopping by and again…so sorry for not getting back to you sooner!
      Happy New Year!
      ~Norine

  7. Monique | 7th Jan 19

    This was delicious! I put a box of Stove Top stuffing (prepared using half the water called for on the box) on top of the chicken and gravy.

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 8th Jan 19

      Hi Monique!
      Oh my goodness! I’m loving your addition to this recipe!!! I’m going to do the very same thing next time I make it. My mouth is watering just thinking of it. How yummy! Thanks so much for taking the time to share that with us!
      I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!
      Happy Nesting!
      ~Norine

  8. Tiersha | 13th Jan 19

    What size of cream of chicken soup do i use. Large or small?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 14th Jan 19

      Hi Tiersha!
      I use a standard can of cream soup which is 10.5 oz can. Hope you enjoy this recipe! It’s happening at this Nest this week! Can hardly wait…I love how easy and delicious this recipe is! Have a Great Week!
      Happy Nesting!
      ~Norine

  9. Tiersha | 14th Jan 19

    Thank you norine, can’t wait to try it! 😀

  10. Rosie | 11th Feb 19

    Hello!

    Would it be too much to replace the water with low sodium chicken broth?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 11th Feb 19

      Hi Rosie!
      No it would not be too much. It would work beautifully and just add more flavor. Let me know how you like this recipe. It’s one of our favorite dishes.
      Happy Monday!
      Norine

  11. Kathie | 10th May 19

    Love this recipe! We shred the chicken put it over homemade biscuits. Always a hit with my family!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 10th May 19

      Hi Katie!
      Wow! Loving the idea of serving this over biscuits! That is a must try for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with us! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!
      Norine

  12. Misty Lane | 15th Jun 19

    Hi, this recipe sounds delicious! I am wondering if this could be cooked in an instant pot? My husband and I have 5 children and have very little time in the evenings.

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 16th Jun 19

      Hi Misty!
      Yes! This recipe most certainly could be done in the instant pot and would be a great recipe for it. I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried it myself so I can’t give you specific cook times, but I have a similar recipe I’m working on for pork chops and the cook time for that was about 30 minutes…it has potatoes though.
      I’d love to hear how this turns out for you in the instant pot! I need to try it myself.
      Thanks for stopping by and I give you kuddo’s for being busy parents and still working to put a home cooked meal on the table each night! AWESOME!!!
      Happy Nesting,
      Norine

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  14. Niki | 16th Nov 19

    This was amazing! I don’t like turkey so might make this again for thanksgiving. How would you suggest making for a crowd….would i use many more packets of dressing mix and soup?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 16th Nov 19

      Hi Nikki!
      I’m so glad you liked this recipe. If I were making it for a crowd I’d double or triple the entire recipe depending on how many guests you are expecting. I wouldn’t just increase the dressing and soup mix…you’d need to double or triple the entire recipe so that you have enough gravy and chicken. Hope that helps. This is a great alternative to Turkey if you’re not a turkey fan.
      Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
      ~Norine

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