Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken takes the classic, zesty chicken recipe and makes it even easier by slow-cooking it. Au jus and ranch seasonings combined with pepperoncini create a rich, flavorful gravy that makes the chicken explode with flavor in every bite.

slow cooker Mississippi chicken on a plate with green beans and mashed potatoes.

Chicken is one of our favorite meats. It’s affordable, and its mild flavor makes it the perfect vehicle for all kinds of sauces and seasonings. Slow cooking is one of our favorite ways to cook because it’s just so darn easy. We combined those two to create this delicious slow cooker version of Mississippi chicken.

We’ve been making this for a few years now, ever since we got all the ingredients we needed for Mississippi pot roast except the pot roast. We’re not sure how we managed to do that, but we’re glad we did. This chicken version is absolutely amazing!

slow cooker Mississippi chicken on a plate with green beans and mashed potatoes.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only takes a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s an easy slow cooker recipe perfect for even busy weeknights.
  • Every bite is overflowing with flavor.
  • It’s a versatile recipe that pairs well with potatoes, noodles, or rice and your favorite vegetables.


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package of chicken breasts, with au just mix, ranch seasoning, a jar of pepperoncini peppers, onion, and butter.

You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and they’re all waiting for you at your local grocery store. You’ll be in, out, and on your way home before you know it.

Everything you need to make this chicken is listed here, but you can find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Medium onion – peeled and chopped
  • Chicken breasts
  • Au Jus gravy mix
  • Ranch seasoning mix
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Butter – sliced
  • Pepperoncini juice from the jarred peppers

🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

Making this slow cooker Mississippi chicken is just about as easy as it gets. You’ll just put everything in the slow cooker and let it do its job. That’s it! The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for it to finish cooking!

Step 1: Prep

Spray a large slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

chicken, peppers, butter, ranch seasoning, and au jus mix in a slow cooker.

Step 2: Layer the Ingredients

Place the onion on the bottom of the slow cooker. Then, add the chicken and top it with the Au Jus and ranch mixes. Add the pepperoncini around the chicken and top with slices of butter. Finally, pour the pepperoncini juice over everything.

cooked chicken and peppers in a slow cooker.

Step 3: Cook

Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours until the chicken is fork tender.

chicken being shredded in a slow cooker with two fork.

Step 4: Shred

Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add red pepper flakes for even more heat and flavor.
  • Chicken – You can make this with beef, pork, or turkey.
  • Au Jus – You can use brown gravy mix if you don’t have Au Jus.

If you think this Mississippi chicken sounds good, you’ll love our slow cooker Mississippi ribs.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Large slow cooker
  • Forks or shredding claws

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate this chicken in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag with as much air removed as possible.

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

This chicken is delicious over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles. You can also use it to top baked potatoes. From there, add your favorite vegetables and you have a full meal.

💭 Tips

  • Shred your chicken while it’s as hot as possible but still safe to handle. It will shred much more easily.
  • This recipe doesn’t use a lot of liquid, so be sure to spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  • Always place your onions on the bottom of the slow cooker so they get nice and tender.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is Mississippi chicken?

Mississippi chicken is a variation of Mississippi pot roast with the savory flavors of Au Jus and Ranch mixes and pepperoncini’s sweet, warm flavor.

Why do you have to spray a slow cooker with non-stick spray?

Spraying a slow cooker with non-stick spray is important for recipes that don’t have much liquid in them. It prevents sticking and makes cleanup easy. It’s not necessary for slow cooker soups or stews.

What is the easiest way to shred chicken?

Shredding chicken is easiest when it’s warm or hot. Use two forks or shredding claws in a pulling, twisting motion to shred the chicken.

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slow cooker Mississippi chicken on a plate with green beans and mashed potatoes.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

Slow cooker Mississippi chicken is rich and zesty with a delicious mix of savory mixes and sweet, slightly hot pepperoncini peppers.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 185kcal


  • Crockpot
  • two forks


  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 8 pepperoncini peppers
  • ½ cup butter sliced
  • ¾ cup pepperoncini peppers juice


  • Spray a large crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the chopped onion into the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Lay the chicken breasts over top of the onions.
  • Sprinkle the au jus gravy mix and ranch mix over the chicken.
  • Place the pepperoncini peppers around the chicken and the slices of butter on top of the chicken.
  • Pour the pepperoncini pepper juice over everything in the crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 4-5 hours until the chicken is cooked through and fork tender.
  • Shred the chicken and serve with mashed potatoes or rice.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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