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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 recipe.

I love this meal because 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.

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

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 rice.

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 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. Cook for 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. 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.

Cooked shredded chicken in a Crock Pot.

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

Side Dishes 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.

Did you make this recipe?

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Carlie

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Could you use leftover thanksgiving turkey instead of chicken?

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Hi Carlie! I think that would work fine. You wouldn't have to cook it as long either, since the turkey will be done and only needs to heat up. Let me know how it goes. That sounds delish!

Todd

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Never did say how much water or broth to use.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Hi Todd, It's all the way at the bottom in the recipe card. It's one cup of either water or broth. Hope you love it!

Jennifer Britton

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Made this for dinner tonight, I actually used the instant pot, threw it over Bob Evans potatoes with a side of steamed Broccoli and everyone was happily fed in a matter of minutes! Delish! Thank you!

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

That's great to hear! Thanks so much for sharing. How long did you cook it in the Instant Pot?

Kimberly

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Hi! I have pre-made shredded chicken in my fridge. Is it possible to use that? Adding to a dish with the ingredients and heating it up? Or is it best to use uncooked chicken? Thanks!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Hi Kimberly, I haven't tried it that way, but I think it would work fine. The chicken might not be as tender, but it should still be delicious!

Lizzie

Monday 13th of September 2021

Hi Julie, thank you for sharing your recipe.

If I don't have as much time, would it be fine to cook it on high? How should I adjust the time?

Julie Pollitt

Monday 13th of September 2021

Hi Lizzie,

You can cook it on high. That will be fine. You can cut it down by two or three hours. Just make sure the chicken is cooked through and tender.

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