Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy
Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy is what comfort food is all about in our house and it is totally ahhh-mazing! Easy and delicious always wins in our home.
We just love a meal that makes it self. A few minutes and a few ingredients and dinner can be done. Oh how we love our slow cooker or crock pot as it is know to many. It sure comes in handy doesn’t it?!
Just throw the chicken breast in the slow cooker with the gravy, water, cream of chicken soup, black pepper and the end result is amazing! The gravy makes itself and the chicken is so juicy and tender.
We use our slow cooker all year long but probably more so in the fall and winter months. I guess because we grill out more in the spring and summer months.
Crock pot cooking always seems to make up what I consider comfort food. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy is most definitely comfort food.
We switch off using chicken gravy or brown gravy. We ran out of chicken gravy for some crazy reason since our pantry is stocked with everything you could ever imagine except for packages of chicken gravy apparently one night so we used brown gravy and really loved it so we stuck with it.
Sometime we will mix a package of brown gravy and chicken gravy. Anything goes with this easy crock pot meal. But I must say we love the flavor of the spicier brown gravy with the mild flavor of the chicken.
So when you only have a few minutes and want a quick, easy, delicious meal that will make the whole family happy, think about tossing this in the slow cooker. I think you will be super happy with the results. Once the chicken is cooked just shred it up a bit right in the slow cooker. We use two forks to do this.
What would you serve this chicken dish over?
We like it served over rice or mashed potatoes and we usually make a side of stuffing to go with it.
OTHER SLOW COOKER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
Crock Pot Reese Peanut Butter Lava Cake
Crock Pot Elvis Pudding Cake
Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 0.87oz packets dry chicken gravy mix or brown gravy mix or a package of each
- 1 10 oz. can cream of chicken soup
- 1 3/4 cups water or chicken stock
- 1/3 tsp black pepper
- Empty the gravy packets, cream of chicken soup, water and pepper in a slow cooker. Whisk until the gravy is smooth. Add chicken breast.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Serve on rice or mashed potatoes.
Debbie Mann says
I made this last night. It was very easy and my husband LOVED it! Definitely going on my dinner menu!! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!!
So glad you and your husband loved it Debbie. It’s a family favorite for us too! And so easy 🙂
When I pull the chicken out to shed it I add stuffing mix to it. The best chicken dressing that is quick and easy.
I’m going to make this to top waffles for a work potluck! Yummy!
That sounds delicious! I hope it’s a big hit. Enjoy
Can this be done on high heat?
We have only made this on low heat but I think high heat would be ok just watch that the chicken breast doesn’t dry out. That why we prefer low heat.
I made this today after waking up with a migraine and zero desire to cook. I added some boursin cheese at the end…*chef’s kiss* Awesome recipe that I will make even on non-migraine days! Thank you!
So sorry about your migraine! I’m glad you found this easy recipe to make. The Boursin at the end sounds so good! We will give that a try.
So easy and so delicious. Served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli and carrots. Was a hit this evening. Thank you!
Thank you and so happy you liked this easy recipe! It’s one of our favorites 🙂
I plan to make this soon, quick question though, do you mix the gravy packets according to packet directions or just empty them in with the cream of chicken and broth?!
Just empty them in with everything. do not mix them with water!
Can I substitute cream of mushroom for the cream of chicken?
Yes you can really use almost any cream soup. Cream of celery works well too. We use cream of chicken since the recipe uses chicken.
Sarah B says
Can you use frozen chicken?
Yes just just the cooking time we always use defrosted or fresh
The recipe says to cook on low for 5 – 6 hours. Will it be okay to cook it on low for 8 – 9 hours?
No you will overcook the chicken. 5-6 hour is the max I would suggest. There is nothing worse than dried out chicken!
Have you ever tried broth instead of stock? If so was it ok?
Yes either one will work fine. Enjoy!
Molly Beeke says
Hello. I made this last night. I only had a can of cream of potato and a package of Pioneer brown gravy mix which is double size of regular gravy packets so only used one packet. Big hit! Served over stuffing with a side of green beans. Super easy delicious meal after working in our yard several hours. Yes we live in the south :-). I will be adding this to my cookbook it was delicious and super simple!
So glad you enjoyed it! This is a very versatile recipe (one of the things we love about it) so you can use almost any soup with it within reason lol.
Deena Ireson says
I made this last night and my partner and I loved it! Great taste and easy to make. Just wish the gravy was a little thicker, but I will definitely make it again. I’m served it over bread with mashed potatoes and corn. 5 stars!
Thanks so much Deena! So happy you loved it. If you want a thicker gravy you can try cutting the broth down some. We find if it sits a little once it’s cooked the gravy thickens up a bit.
Lisa Radel says
Hi I’m cooking this right now but I don’t have the packets of the chicken gravy I have the cans , and I do not have the cream of chicken soup but I have regular chicken broth . Do you think it would work ?
No it won’t work. It will come out more like soup than a chicken & gravy. I would make something else and wait until you have the right ingredients. also I sugest you use 1 package brown gravy for better flavor
I made this last night and my girls LOVED it! They loved it so much that we didn’t have any leftovers. Thank you for the recipe
I’m so glad it was a big hit! We love it. It’s easy and always delicious
Does this recipe still work if you double the amount of chicken, do I double the amounts of everything else like the gravy packets and soup cans? Or would that be too much gravy mix or soup?
It really depends on how much gravy you like. We have used more chicken, but not double and it’s worked fine. Everyone loves the gravy for mashed potatoes and rice
so it really depends on what your tastes are. But adding more chicken would work. If your doubling though I persona;;y would add more gravy and soup
Kelly langston says
Can I use chicken thighs instead?
Yes you can!