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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy Recipe

Easy slow cooker chicken and gravy recipe is made with simple ingredients, packed with flavor, and is a family favorite.

With four simple ingredients, you can have dinner prepped and cooking in the slow cooker in five minutes.

You will end up with a tender chicken dinner and plenty of happy eaters.

The Perfect Comfort Food Recipe

Chicken and gravy on a plate with mashed potatoes

Chicken, ranch seasoning, cream of chicken soup, and water is the perfect comfort food.

I love this meal, because it’s definitely one of our favorite recipes, it’s very budget-friendly, tastes amazing, and everyone here at the house loves it.

And, it’s such an easy chicken recipe. I can’t get over how easy it is to make it.

I love slow cooker meals because they are such easy recipes and I could just about eat them any day of the week. And, they are perfect any time of year.

We head over to The Fresh Market once a week and stock up on chicken and meat on sale day.

They have great prices and we honestly love the way both the ground beef and chicken taste.

Shredded chicken and gravy on top of mashed potatoes.

For this recipe, you can use chicken breasts or chicken cutlets. I usually use whatever is on sale.

Being able to buy the chicken on sale, helps make this a budget-friendly meal.

All that is left to buy is cream of chicken soup and a small packet of ranch seasoning and you’re set.

I’m notorious for not planning dinner ahead of time, so I try to keep both the soup and seasoning in the pantry and that way if I need to put something in the Crock Pot for dinner I can grab those, add them in with the chicken, turn it on, and it’s cooking.

Flavor Variations

If you’d like to change the flavors of the meal on occasion, here are a few alternate ideas:

  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Cream of celery soup
  • Cream of cheddar cheese soup
  • Pork or chicken seasoning
  • Taco seasoning
  • Gravy seasoning (brown gravy mix or white gravy mix)
  • Fajita seasoning
  • Sour cream
  • Onion soup mix

Most of the dry seasonings come in approximately one-ounce gravy packets and can be interchanged when you want to make dinner taste a little differently.

If you love slow cooker chicken, give No Plate Like Home’s brown sugar balsamic chicken a try.

Simple Crock Pot chicken and gravy on a plate.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken And Gravy Ingredients:

  • Skinless chicken breasts or cutlets
  • Cream of condensed chicken soup
  • Ranch dry seasoning
  • Water or chicken broth
  • Mashed potatoes or rice

Full recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card. The recipe card can also be printed. Approximate nutrition facts are listed below.

We love this particular recipe over mashed potatoes because the flavors go so well together and it’s filling. But, it also tastes great over white rice.

Another option is to thicken the gravy and put over egg noodles.

If you don’t want to take the time to make mashed potatoes, grab some pre-made mashed potatoes at the grocery store, heat them up, top them with the shredded chicken and gravy, and you’ve got dinner.

We like the Bob Evans brand of mashed potatoes around here, but there are a lot of different companies to choose from.

If you’d like to make the mashed potatoes, I have a simple and delicious recipe for them on the blog.

How To Make The Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy Recipe

  1. Grease the Crock Pot with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the chicken breasts or chicken cutlets into the bottom of the cooker.
  3. Pour the cream of chicken soup over the top of the chicken.
  4. Sprinkle the packet of dry ranch seasoning over the soup.
  5. Pour the water or chicken broth over the seasoning and replace the lid.
  6. Cooking time is seven hours on low.
  7. Once the chicken is finished cooking, shred with forks and add to the top of mashed potatoes.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Chicken cutlets in a slow cooker.

Start by spraying the slow cooker with non-stick spray and place chicken breasts or cutlets at the bottom.

I used six chicken cutlets for this recipe. If you plan to use breasts, use four.

You will need boneless skinless chicken breasts or cutlets.

This will feed four people and I have two teenagers that are hungry, so this is a good amount for four with mashed potatoes.

Raw chicken breast and chicken soup in a Crock Pot.

Next, pour the cream of chicken soup over the top and spread it out.

Dry ranch seasoning over chicken breasts in a Crock Pot.

Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the top of the soup and chicken.

You can add salt and black pepper if you’d like, however, there is already salt in the seasoning.

Additional seasonings can be added if you love even more flavor. Garlic powder, parsley, dried onion, or even some cayenne for a little spice.

If you decide to add the seasonings, be sure to add them when you add the ranch seasonings.

Chicken, soup, ranch dressing, and water in a slow cooker.

Finally, pour the water into the slow cooker.

Try to pour the water over the ranch, so it will cook a little better and not be dried out on top.

Replace the lid and cook for seven hours on low.

Cooked chicken and gravy in a Crock Pot

Once the chicken is finished cooking, remove the lid, shred the chicken, and top some mashed potatoes.

You will end up with very tender chicken breasts that are easy to shred.

Cooked shredded chicken in a Crock Pot.

The gravy mixture is not a typical thick gravy or lumpy gravy, but it ends up with a buttery and rich flavor and it is one delicious gravy.

If you do want a thicker gravy, add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the meal about 30 minutes before it gets done cooking.

Be sure to add the cornstarch to water and mix before adding to the slow cooker or it will be lumpy.

Side Dishes (And Simple Recipes) That Go Well With Chicken and Gravy

Great recipe for chicken and gravy.

Other Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Shredded chicken and gravy on a plate with mashed potatoes.
Crockpot chicken with gravy and mashed potatoes on a white plate.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy Recipe

Check out the chicken and gravy recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is pure comfort food, a great addition to your dinner recipe rotation, and I think the whole family will love it.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your Crock Pot chicken recipe on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

Great recipe for chicken and gravy.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes

Easy slow cooker chicken and gravy recipe is made with simple ingredients, packed with flavor, and is a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ounce dry ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can of cream of condensed chicken soup
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Grease the slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the chicken into the bottom of the Crock Pot.
  3. Top with the chicken soup.
  4. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning on top and pour the water over the seasoning.
  5. Replace the lid and cook on low for seven hours.
  6. Once it is done cooking, shred chicken with a fork, and serve over mashed potatoes.

Notes

You can either use 4 chicken breasts or 6 chicken cutlets for the recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Candice

Monday 26th of September 2022

Would love to see more of your recipes! I'm all about simple but yummy! Thank you!

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 28th of September 2022

Thanks so much Candice! I love easy recipes and love to share!

Buford

Sunday 21st of August 2022

Super tasty! I throw in a small can of peas towards the end.

Julie Pollitt

Monday 22nd of August 2022

Great idea!

Jessica

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Hi there. Could I use boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts for this recipe? :)

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Hi Jessica,

Yes, you can use boneless thighs instead. I would keep the cook time the same. Hope you love it!

Laurie

Monday 15th of August 2022

Really yummy!! Did 1/2 the Ranch as regular and half of the spicy Ranch powder. Love that you have so many variataions. We will be trying them all!! Thank you!!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

HI Laurie,

Thanks so much. Spicy ranch sounds great! What a good idea. Thank you for sharing that!

Monica

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Hello. This recipe looks great. Can I use a rotisserie chicken instead? Should I shred and put it in for less time?

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Hi Monica,

Thank you! You can use a rotisserie chicken. I would shred it and put it in for two to three hours on low. Let me know how you like it!

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