Slow Cooked Chicken and Gravy


6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

10 ¾ ounce can of reduced fat Cream of Chicken soup mix

2 packages of chicken gravy mix

2 cups of water

Salt and pepper to taste

1 ½ tsp garlic powder

1 ¼ tsp onion powder


Step 1:

In the slow cooker, combine the cream of chicken soup, the two packs of gravy mix and 2 cups of water

Whisk to blend well

Step 2:

Sprinkle in the onion powder and the garlic powder, stir again

Place the chicken breasts on top of the soup mixture

Step 3:

Cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

Tastes best when served over mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.

Step 4:

If desired, place a choice of fresh or frozen vegetables in during the last hour of cooking.

If using fresh vegetables, continue to check on the doneness of the vegetable. You do not want to end with soggy vegetables.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use bone-in chicken for this recipe instead of boneless chicken breasts?

Yes, bone-in chicken can be used, but it may require adjustments to the cooking time.

Boneless chicken breasts tend to cook faster, so bone-in chicken may need a longer cooking time to ensure it’s fully cooked through.

Can I substitute homemade gravy for the packaged gravy mix?

Absolutely! While the packaged gravy mix provides convenience, you can use homemade gravy if preferred.

Simply prepare your favorite gravy recipe and use it in place of the packaged mix.

Is it necessary to whisk the soup and gravy mixture before adding the chicken?

Whisking the cream of chicken soup and gravy mix with water ensures a smooth and well-blended sauce.

This step helps evenly distribute the flavors and ensures a consistent texture throughout the dish.

Can I add other seasonings or herbs to enhance the flavor?

Yes, feel free to customize the seasoning to your taste preferences.

Additional herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or parsley can complement the flavors in the dish.

Adjust the amount of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper according to your taste.

What’s the best way to prevent the chicken from drying out during cooking?

Cooking the chicken on low heat for 8 hours or on high heat for 4 hours helps keep it moist and tender.

However, if you’re concerned about the chicken drying out, you can add a little extra liquid (such as chicken broth or water) to the slow cooker before cooking.

Additionally, ensuring that the chicken is fully submerged in the sauce will help retain its moisture.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, chicken thighs can be substituted for chicken breasts in this recipe.

Thighs may provide a richer flavor and remain tender during slow cooking.

Is it necessary to use reduced-fat cream of chicken soup, or can I use regular cream of chicken soup?

You can use either reduced-fat or regular cream of chicken soup based on your dietary preferences.

The choice won’t significantly affect the overall taste of the dish.

Can I prepare this recipe without using a slow cooker?

Yes, you can adapt this recipe for stovetop or oven cooking.

Simply follow the same steps for mixing the ingredients, then cook covered over low heat on the stovetop or in a preheated oven at 325°F (163°C) until the chicken is cooked through.

How can I adjust the thickness of the gravy?

If you prefer a thicker gravy, you can mix in a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with cold water) during the last hour of cooking.

Add the slurry gradually until you reach your desired consistency.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.

Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

What can I serve with slow-cooked chicken and gravy besides mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta?

This dish pairs well with a variety of sides, including steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, quinoa, or crusty bread.

Can I use homemade gravy instead of packaged gravy mix?

Yes, homemade gravy can be used instead of packaged gravy mix.

Prepare the gravy according to your favorite recipe and use it in place of the packaged mix.

Can I add other vegetables to the slow cooker with the chicken?

Absolutely! Feel free to add diced carrots, celery, potatoes, or any other vegetables you enjoy.

Just be mindful of the cooking time to ensure the vegetables are tender but not overcooked.

How do I know when the chicken is done cooking?

Chicken breasts are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

You can use a meat thermometer to check the temperature or cut into the thickest part of the chicken to ensure it’s no longer pink and the juices run clear.

Can I use bone-in chicken breasts instead of boneless?

Yes, bone-in chicken breasts can be used, but they may require a longer cooking time.

Adjust the cooking time accordingly and ensure the chicken reaches the safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

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