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Baked Chicken and Gravy

Baked chicken and gravy is a budget-friendly meal that is perfect any time of year. The chicken and gravy recipe is super easy to make, filling, and delicious.

The recipe only requires four ingredients, which you can make and have in the oven baking in less than ten minutes.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

Ingredients for Baked Chicken and Gravy

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 – 10.5 oz. can cream of celery soup

Get the full printable recipe below in the recipe card with instructions.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

You can eat this baked chicken and gravy over rice, mashed potatoes, or with some veggies.

If you love easy recipes, give this Crock Pot lemon chicken a try, or this baked chicken breast recipe that takes about five minutes to get in the oven.

How Do You Make Chicken Gravy?

It’s super easy. I am telling ya, I love cream cheese. It’s inexpensive, and it makes a dish taste much creamier. So, any meal that starts with cream cheese is a good one in my book.

The great thing about this recipe is that the homemade gravy ingredients that you’re adding on top of the chicken blend together well and taste amazing. You can spread the simple gravy recipe over mashed potatoes or rice.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night. Easy chicken recipes for dinner with few ingredients

Add the softened cream cheese and one can of cream of celery soup. If you forgot to set the cream cheese out to soften, that’s ok. I never remember to set it out. It will mix up just fine.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

Add the salt, pepper, and milk and mix it up. 

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.
Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

Get your chicken ready. I used three breasts for this recipe. It fed all four of us, including those two growing boys.

Now that the kids are a little older and hungrier, I would add a fourth breast to the recipe.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chicken. You will be turning it over once, halfway through the baking process. 

The juices from the baked chicken will add even more liquid to the gravy, so you will have plenty to spread around.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

I baked the chicken for a little over an hour at 350 degrees. You can turn up the heat and lower the time if you want to get supper on the table a little faster.

Turn the chicken over once, halfway through the baking time.

This is one of my favorite baked chicken recipes.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

Mashed potatoes and green beans are great side dishes for baked chicken and gravy. There’s enough gravy to spread on your potatoes, as well.

Other side dishes to serve with chicken and gravy:

Can I Make Baked Chicken in a Convection Oven?

Yes, you can make the chicken in a convection oven. Turn the convection oven to 400 degrees. Place the chicken in the pan, add the rest of the ingredients, and cook for approximately 45 to 50 minutes.

I have a convection oven that is also a microwave, and it’s handy to use when the standard oven is being used for something else. Plus, if you want the chicken to cook faster, all the way through, the convection oven is the way to go.

For this recipe, I used a standard oven.

What Should the Baked Chicken Breast Internal Temperature Be?

The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees when finished cooking, whether using a convection oven or a standard oven.

If you’re going to use a standard oven, like the one I use in this recipe, you will still need the temperature to rise to 165 degrees.

If you’re eating dark meat, the temperature should also get to 165 degrees. To find out the temperature, you can use a digital thermometer to get the results. I bought my instant-read thermometer at the grocery store.

Place the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken breast to get the reading, making sure you don’t allow the thermometer to touch any part of the pan, or you might get an incorrect reading.

If you are cooking chicken with bones, make sure the thermometer rests inside of the meat and does not touch the bone, or you will get an incorrect reading.

Baked Chicken and Gravy recipe with cream cheese, is an easy and budget-friendly oven meal. It will feed about 4 people. You can add some mashed potatoes on the side for some great comfort food. This is a great dinner for a cold winter night.

Check out the baked chicken and gravy recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! I love baked chicken recipes, and I think you’ll love this one, too.

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Baked Chicken and Gravy is a delicious dinner that is easy and budget-friendly.

Baked Chicken and Gravy

Yield: 3 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Baked Chicken and Gravy is a budget-friendly meal that is perfect for a cold winter night. The smothered chicken and gravy dinner is filling and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 - 10.5 oz. can cream of celery soup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese, salt, pepper, milk, and cream of celery soup. Mix until well blended.
  3. Place the chicken in a casserole dish.
  4. Cover the chicken with the cream cheese mixture and place in the oven.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes and turn the chicken once.
  6. Bake 40 more minutes, or until chicken is done.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 pieces Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 1928mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.8gProtein: 38g

Nutrition is approximate

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Adam

Tuesday 29th of August 2023

I made my own celery soup as I couldn't find any in the shops. I cooked mine for 40 minutes at 180C in a fan oven, which was plenty. It was beautiful

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 30th of August 2023

Sounds great! I bet it was delicious. Homemade is always so good.

linda

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

I'll make it tonight but I won't add salt given the amt of sodium in the soup

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Hi Linda! I hope you love it as much as we do!

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