Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

I have been so thankful for my slow cooker lately, y'all. I always enjoy cooking with a crock pot, but right now, it is helping me out big time. We are in the process of homebuying. Yay, fun! {insert sarcastic tone here}. Then we begin the process of remodeling the kitchen. Yay, fun! {too much sarcasm?} And although I am ecstatic about moving into our new home, I don't think anyone enjoys the ridiculous amount of paperwork that is involved. And not to mention, we will be doing some remodeling because the kitchen has almost no counter space and Momma needs counter space. And I'm not all that ecstatic about not being able to cook while that kitchen remodeling is going on. It could take a while too. So thank goodness for my crock pot! I can still cook a great meal and no oven is needed. And I'll also probably be too pooped to cook much more than that if I'm being totally honest. Ham sammiches anyone??
This slow cooker meal is one of my favorites because it is one of those meals where you pretty much just pop all the ingredients in the crock pot, put the lid on, set it and go. Not much else to it really. And it's one of those meals my whole family likes and it doesn't take a lot of ingredients. Most of these I already have on hand. You can even use frozen chicken breasts in this. My favorite way to serve this is over rice but my hubby likes it over mashed potatoes. Either way, it is scrumptious!
Ingredients:
2 (0.87 oz.) packets dry chicken gravy mix
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
2 cups water
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
garlic powder, salt & black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
rice, mashed potatoes or noodles to serve over
Directions:
Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, black pepper and just a tad bit of salt on both sides. Note: the chicken gravy and cream of chicken soup already have salt in them so don't go overboard on seasoning with salt (about a teaspoon should work). 
In your slow cooker, whisk together the gravy packets, cream of chicken soup, and water. 
I just whisk until it is mostly smooth.
Add the seasoned chicken breasts.
 Be sure to get them covered in gravy.
Cover and cook on low for about 6-8 hours.
Once cooked, break chicken up into chunks using a fork.
Stir in sour cream (if using).  Note: I think the sour cream adds a great creaminess to this so I definitely recommend adding it in! Then serve over rice, mashed potatoes or noodles. 
Enjoy!


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46 comments :

Anonymous said...

How much sour cream ? 1/2 cup?

Brandie Skibinski said...

Sorry about that! Not sure what happened there but yes, it is 1/2 cup. :)

Tricia said...

Looks delicious. I'll being trying this recipe soon.

Catherine said...

Looks delicious and easy to do. Blessings, Catherine

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

How long should I leave the chicken cooking?
I am definetly trying this tomorrow :)

Susan Grupe said...

I've spent a lot of time today looking for a recipe I thought was yours, or one you posted from someone else called Baked Steak. It's been fairly recent and they were made with cube steaks and cooked for long time. Am I crazy? I went to my ZipList and the recipe is no where to be found. I'm perplexed and really sad. If this sounds familiar, please let me know. This chicken and gravy has my name on it!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Oh my goodness, this looks so good! Something I think my husband will love! Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a great week,
Suzanne

Geoff said...

Brandie you mm are amazing. This recipe looks fantastic thanks to your great photos. I just want to eat it right off my computer.
Love all the herbs you have used. The garlic makes it even better.
If I promise to bring dessert can I come for dinner? lol
Thanks aga I n for the recipe.

Brandie Skibinski said...

Hi Susan! The only one I can think of is the Crock Pot Cube Steak & Gravy. Does that sound familiar? Here is the link (it's also in my recipe list). Not sure if this link will work here but I'll still paste it: http://www.thecountrycook.net/2011/07/slow-cooker-cube-steak-with-gravy.html

Mary Callan said...

Sounds gorgeous!! lots of great flavors -
Mary

Judy said...

will have to make this soon!thanks!

Susan Grupe said...

Thanks, Brandie. It was definitely a stove top to oven recipe. I remember the pic showed it in a disposable oven pan with foil covering it. (I've already checked out your crock pot recipe and yum!That's what I'll try if I don't find what I'm looking for.) It was a featured blogger on someone's site, I'll bet. I left it open to remind myself to try it, but I took so long, I must have just deleted it thinking it was saved. Sorry to be so long winded and whiny. I enjoy your site.

Anonymous said...

I made this last night. It was delish! I am going to make a chicken pot pie with the leftovers.

Karen L. said...

This comment goes out to Susan Grupe you have to try the recipe Brandie gave you for the Crock Pot Cube Steak & Gravy it is to die for. I have made it several times and I won't cook cube steak any other way :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic and a family fav

Unknown said...

There is a cream of chicken soup with herbs in it that would probably be great in this. I use it in my Chicken and Dumplings casseroles.

Laura Terry said...

I love using my crock pot and this recipe looks great!! Can I use chicken breast w/ the bone in? I have everything for the recipe just not the boneless breast. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!!

Rachel Danielle said...

Can I cook on high?

Sarah Seybold said...

Is It okay if i use frozen boneless chicken breasts?

Ro said...

Love your recipes. I'd like to make the crock pot chicken for a crowd and serve over biscuits (butter dip) if I can pull it off. Thinking of adding thawed frozen peas during the last 30 minutes...but how many do you think the original recipe would serve?

Brandie Skibinski said...

Hi Sarah - you can absolutely use frozen chicken breasts! Ro - this recipe serves 4-6 (depending on how generous your serving size.) Hope that helps!

Brandie Skibinski said...

Rachel, you can cook on high. Just cut the time in half.

Anonymous said...

I'm not much of a cook but I have been wanting to make this and I have no chicken... can you use boneless ck chop?

Kim Honeycutt said...

Oh Gosh....I definitely pinned this!!

I'm impressed that you could even cook during a re-model!! You rock!!

Anonymous said...

Do u think u can use brown gravy instead of chicken ???

Debby/Virginia said...

It's in the crock pot cooking now!!!! Yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon this recipe while searching for new chicken recipes. Made it tonight and it was AH-MAZING! Next up, I'll be trying the Cube Steak and Gravy recipe :)

Brandie Skibinski said...

Yay! So happy you loved it! Hope you enjoy the steak and gravy recipe too! :)

DonnaRae said...

This recipe is the bomb.

But I just have to add I really wish you would have pushed brown rick or some other grain instead of that picture of white rice. White rice is one of the most unhealthy things we can eat. Not mineral or vitamin value at all and turns to sugar in our bodies. But enough said about that.

The recipe itself is to die for. Thanks bunches@

Suzee Girl said...

How much garlic powder do you recommend adding to this? I am definitely going to make this tomorrow!! Thank you so much for posting all these wonderful recipes for us!

Bobbie said...

How long would you cook frozen chicken for?

Sandy said...

Awesome recipie! My teenage son absolutely loves it! A favorite in our house!

msmissy02 said...

I just have bulk thing of gravy, and not the packets. How much gravy mix would I add? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Do you mix milk with the cream of chicken soup?

Anonymous said...

NINJA!!! A girl after my pwn heart. I have teh 3in1 and will NEVER revert back to a simple crock-pot...

Anonymous said...

I always use chicken leftovers for chicken potpies. This looks so yummy. Will definitely make this recipe this week, thank you! Someone asked about using brown gravy? I've used that too for a substitute when I didn't have chicken, just like I've used beef broth cubes instead of chicken when we were out or used both in one recipe! Oh well, sometimes you have to make do with things! Love this site and will be making other things!

Ivan said...

I'm fresh out of gravy mix! I do have a can of pre-prepared chicken gravy. Can I use that to mix with the cream of chicken, rather than the gravy mix and water?

DebW in Florida said...

I just noticed your crock pot and wondered if you find you can actually cook things longer in this one. I have two newer ones of a well known brand and they both burn EVERYTHING. I use my old one, same brand and it doesn't do this. I've read up on it and I fully understand why this happens but wonder if you find this brand cooks truer with the crock pot recipes than other brands. Been following you since early on. May have missed this somewhere else.
Love your blog!

Myssi H said...

This looks heavenly! I can't wait to make it. Yum!

Amy Reynolds said...

Made this over the weekend...WOW! New family favorite! Making it with whole potatoes next time to have easy homemade mashed taters!

Anonymous said...

I doubled the recipe can I freeze the leftovers? Was delicouis

Brandie Skibinski said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! So happy you love this one!! I sure do appreciate you taking the time to come back and let me know. To answer the freezing question - yes you can! It should stay good in the freezer for about 6 months as long as you make sure to use a freezer safe ziploc bag. :) Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

This was delicious.

Saundra Houtz said...

has anyone used the sour cream, is it better with or without it and can you taste the sourcream?

Lisa M said...

Thank you for this recipe! I made this with 2 lbs thawed chicken breast tenders and big can of condensed cream chicken + little can condensed cream of celery + 3 different powdered gravy packets - AMAZING. Definitely a crock pot keeper! Served it instead of turkey at an early Thanksgiving. Thanks again!