If you're ready for an old fashioned dinner but don't have a lot of time I've got the recipe for you!
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❤️ Why you'll love it
- Pure comfort food that fills you up—fast
- Feeds the whole family with minimal effort (it's budget-friendly, too!)
- Super easy recipe only needs a handful of ingredients
This crockpot chicken and gravy recipe takes just minutes of prep time, and the slow cooker does all the work for you! With loads of savory flavor and an ultra-creamy gravy, it's a family favorite you'll love to have on repeat.
This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the green recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.
This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions are in the green recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Place chicken breasts in a greased crockpot and add seasoned salt.
- In a small bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup and gravy packets.
- Top chicken with the gravy mixture and cook on low for eight hours.
- Shred the chicken and stir it to combine with the gravy.
Crockpot chicken and gravy is a delicious meal that can last for days. My family is a big fan of leftovers—especially when they taste this delicious!
Spoon the cooled chicken and gravy into an airtight container or storage bag—plastic or reusable silicone works great.
Store leftovers in the fridge. This hearty meal will last for up to four days.
How to freeze:
I love a great recipe that doubles as a freezer meal. Be sure to use a freezer-safe container, like Tupperware or a heavy-duty bag.
The shredded chicken and flavorful gravy both freeze great, so this easy weeknight meal keeps for up to three months in the freezer. Simply pull out the frozen leftovers and let them thaw for a day or so in the fridge.
This slow cooker meal is even easier to reheat than it is to make—that's really easy! Microwave the chicken and gravy (in a microwave-safe dish, of course) for a few minutes, stirring every minute, until it's hot.
- In place of boneless skinless chicken breasts, feel free to use boneless chicken thighs or tenders. (Tenders will cook a little faster, so check for doneness after 4-6 hours.)
- Forget to thaw the chicken sitting in your freezer? It's okay—you can put it straight into the crockpot. However, you may need to add another hour or so of cook time, especially if the chicken pieces are larger.
- You can swap the cream of chicken soup with cream of mushroom.
- Use a low-sodium chicken soup if you need to watch your salt intake.
- If you don't have time to go to the grocery store for the packets of chicken gravy mix, use a pack of dry ranch seasoning or onion soup mix. It'll change the flavor a bit but will work in a pinch and taste delish.
- During the last hour of cooking, stir in a bag of frozen mixed veggies. This is a great way to turn crockpot chicken and gravy into a full meal!
- Don't have seasoned salt? You can make homemade seasoning salt with just a few herbs and spices, like garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika!
- A half cup of sour cream stirred into the shredded chicken adds a nice tang and extra creaminess to this hearty meal.
- Poultry seasoning is another delicious way to add flavor—it'll make an easy meal taste like Thanksgiving dinner!
- If you need to cook this easy crockpot chicken a little faster, you can use the high setting for four hours. However, chicken does taste a little more tender and juicy when cooked on low.
💭 Things to know
Expert Tip: If the gravy is a little too thick for your liking (either after cooking or storage) stir in up to a half-cup of water or chicken broth.
- You don't have to add any water to the gravy mix or dilute the soup—just pour it all in and cook. This is an easy chicken recipe, after all!
- Heads up—the gravy will continue to thicken if you leave the crockpot on the warm setting for a while.
- You can shred the chicken right in the crockpot to cut down on dishes. Just be careful not to burn yourself on the pot edges or scrape the bottom of the crockpot with the forks.
- Crockpot chicken and gravy doesn't have to be fussy—serve it over whatever you like and have in the pantry. We love it with mashed potatoes, brown rice, biscuits, and even cauliflower rice.
Brown gravy mix generally tastes better with beef. For crockpot chicken and gravy, I'd recommend sticking with a chicken-based gravy packet.
Chicken is done when there is no pink throughout and the juices run clear. If you're unsure it's finished cooking, check the internal temperature. It should register 165 degrees F.
Sure thing! Wide egg noodles are a great base for thick, creamy gravy. You can also use medium-sized pasta, like macaroni or shells.
Pick up a bag (or two) of Minute white rice! You can make it in the microwave in—literally—just minutes. Then, either toss a bag of frozen veggies into the crockpot or heat up a can of corn, green beans, or carrots.
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🍽️ Serve with...
- Southern Green Beans are full of smoky flavor and only take a few minutes to prep, so they're great with crockpot chicken and gravy.
- Buttermilk Biscuits—after all, you can't say "comfort food" without flaky, tender biscuits. Use 'em to wipe your plate clean!
- Air Fryer Sugar Cookies go from dough to "done" in just about six minutes—perfect for a quick dessert treat.
📞 The last word
Y'all, this is just like Sunday dinner at grandma's house! It's just so comforting!
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- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, or thighs
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
- 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup, do not dilute
- 2 ounces chicken gravy mix, dry packets - do not hydrate
- ½ cup water, or chicken stock - as needed to thin the gravy
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- Spray the inside of the crock with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add the chicken in a single layer.
- Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
- Mix the cream of chicken soup and both packets of chicken gravy mix in a medium bowl.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Spoon over chicken.
- Put the cover on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Shred the chicken with 2 forks.
- Add a little water or chicken stock as needed to thin the gravy to your liking.
- Serve over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.
- If you're in a hurry, you can cook this dish on high for 4 hours. However, I think cooking on low gives a more tender chicken.
- Frozen chicken breasts can be used, though you may need to add an hour to the cook time depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
- Lower the sodium in this creamy sauce by using low sodium cream of chicken soup and chicken broth.
- Serve this easy recipe over brown rice, mashed potatoes or egg noodles for a delicious meal.
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First published April 18, 2022. Last updated May 2, 2023 for editorial changes and readability.
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