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Crockpot Chicken And Gravy

Crockpot Chicken and Gravy – dinner doesn’t get much easier than this! Creamy, comforting, and tender chicken cooked in a rich gravy.

This is one of those recipes that has been around for decades. It is so simple to make, but turns out so comforting and delicious every time! The chicken comes out tender and juicy after cooking in a rich gravy, that you will not have anyone complaining at dinner.

Crockpot Chicken and Gravy takes about 5 minutes worth of work to get started and then the crockpot does all the work. It is great for when you need something fast, but don’t have a lot of time. All of the ingredients are pantry staples, so you can just pull them out whenever you need.

a white plate with mashed potatoes and shredded chicken with gravy over the top

 

Did you know you can also make dessert in the crockpot? These Crockpot Brownies are a great midweek treat if you are looking for one!

What You’ll Need

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  • Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken Gravy Packets
  • Chicken Broth (I always use low sodium)
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Sour Cream
chicken and gravy ingredients

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy

  1. In the base of your crockpot whisk together chicken gravy packets with chicken soup, chicken broth, garlic powder, paprika, and salt black pepper until smooth.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and nestle them into the gravy mixture.
  3. Put the lid on and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is cooked through with an internal temperature of 165º F.
  4. Remove the chicken from the crockpot. Stir in sour cream to the gravy mixture.
  5. Use forks to shred the chicken and then add it back to the crockpot to coat in the gravy.
  6. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
crockpot chicken and gravy in the slow cooker with a spoon

What Goes With Crockpot Chicken And Gravy

How Can I Thicken My Gravy

Sometimes if your chicken is extra juicy or if you add other vegetables, it can produce some extra liquid and thin out your gravy. So if you want it a little bit thicker, it just takes about 10 extra minutes of cooking to fix it!

  • Mix together 2 Tablespoons of cold water with 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch until it is smooth.
  • Stir into the gravy with the shredded chicken and let it cook for about 10 more minutes.

After 10 minutes it should have thickened a little and you can serve!

looking down on a plate of chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes

Can I Add Vegetables

Yes, absolutely! You just want relatively quick cooking vegetables, so they are done in the time it takes the chicken to cook.

  • Mushrooms
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Corn
spooning cooked chicken out of the crockpot
What Type Of Chicken Is Best

The recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts. I think they work well with this recipe, but you can definitely use boneless skinless chicken thighs if you prefer. If you use something on the bone the cooking time will change quite a bit.

Can I Use Frozen Chicken In The Crockpot

No, it is best to start with thawed chicken. According to the USDA you really should start with thawed chicken for food safety reasons. Also, because of the way a crockpot heats, the outside will be done so much faster than the center, your chicken will turn out try and not ideal if you start with frozen chicken. So throw it in the fridge the night before and you should be fine!

Can I Use Homemade Gravy

Absolutely! If you have a favorite homemade gravy recipe you can definitely use it here. You will want to have about 2 cups of gravy that you thin out with a little chicken broth and then pour it over the chicken to let it cook. See recipe notes above if you need to thicken it before serving.

chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes on a white plate

Storage

If you have leftovers, you can put them in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can reheat in a saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave until warm.

More Easy Crockpot Recipes

shredded chicken and gravy close up for pinterest
Yield: 6

Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

close up chicken over mashed potatoes on a white plate

Crockpot Chicken and Gravy - dinner doesn't get much easier than this! Creamy, comforting, and tender chicken cooked in a rich gravy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 packages chicken gravy mix
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. In the base of your crockpot whisk together chicken gravy packets with chicken soup, chicken broth, garlic powder, paprika, and salt black pepper until smooth.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and nestle them into the gravy mixture.
  3. Put the lid on and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is cooked through with an internal temperature of 165º F.
  4. Remove the chicken from the crockpot. Stir in sour cream to the gravy mixture.
  5. Use forks to shred the chicken and then add it back to the crockpot to coat in the gravy.
  6. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 352Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 145mgSodium 737mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 50g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Catalina

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

One of my favorite dinner! Who can resist it?!

katerina @ diethood.com

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

This sounds like the perfect meal! My family would love, LOVE it!

Erik

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

This was great, love that I can use my crockpot for it!

Sandra

Monday 7th of November 2022

Everyone in my family loved this recipe! Such a perfect meal on busy weekdays!

Dorothy Reinhold

Monday 7th of November 2022

We are supposed to have a huge temperature drop this weekend, and this is exactly the kind of meal I want to worm up! I love that the crockpot does all of the work!

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