Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

A comforting, easy-to-prepare crockpot meal of fall-apart tender chicken breasts in a rich, creamy gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.

This easy Crockpot Chicken and Gravy recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare then cooks low and slow for maximum tenderness. Creamy, comforting chicken in delicious gravy, serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

This easy, comforting Crockpot Chicken and Gravy is a family-friendly crowd pleaser that’s sure to become a regular rotation in your weekly meal plan. Fall-apart tender chicken breasts cook to perfection in the slow cooker in a rich and creamy gravy made from condensed cream of chicken soup, garlic, spices, and chicken gravy mix. The prep work takes just 10 minutes – simply add the raw chicken and seasoning ingredients to your slow cooker in the morning and let it do the work for you on the low setting for 6-8 hours. By the end of the day, your home will fill with the incredible aroma of chicken simmering away in decadent, homemade gravy. What makes this such a brilliant recipe is that the chicken not only cooks beautifully moist, but the gravy gets infused with extra mouthwatering flavor as everything simmers away. Serve generous spoonfuls of the chicken and gravy over buttery mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles for a comforting meal the entire family will ask for again and again. Cleanup is easy with everything cooked neatly in the crockpot, leaving you time to relax while dinner prepares itself. With just a few pantry staples, transform basic chicken and a jarred sauce into a hearty, savory meal that tastes like you spent all day cooking.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts? 

Yes, you can substitute bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs for the chicken breasts. Because chicken thighs take longer to cook, you’ll need to increase the cook time to 8-10 hours on low.

Do I need to brown the chicken first?

Browning the chicken before slow cooking is optional and just enhances flavor. For ease, this recipe adds the chicken straight to the slow cooker raw.

What sides go well with the chicken and gravy? 

The creamy gravy is delicious served over buttery mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles or biscuits. Steamed vegetables like broccoli or green beans also pair nicely.

Can I prep this the night before? 

Yes! Assemble all the ingredients except the water in the slow cooker insert up to 24 hours in advance. Store in the fridge then add the water and cook the next day. An easy make-ahead meal!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 6-8 hours on LOW

Total Time: 6 hours 10 mins

Servings: 4-6


  • 450g chicken breasts (2-3 breasts), trimmed
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 packets chicken gravy mix (28g each)
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 475ml water
  • 1⁄2 tsp poultry seasoning

For Serving (Optional):

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Crusty bread


  1. Place the chicken breasts in the crockpot insert.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream of chicken soup, garlic powder, chicken gravy mix, black pepper and poultry seasoning until well combined. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Recipe by
  3. Pour in the water and mix briefly to combine everything.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  5. After cooking, use two forks to break apart the chicken into smaller pieces. Stir the chicken pieces into the gravy.
  6. Serve the chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes, with butternut squash on the side and crusty bread.

Mashed Potato Ingredients:

  • 1.3kg russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • generous pinch kosher salt
  • 120-160ml heavy cream or milk
  • pinch black pepper

Butternut Squash Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ground cinnamon

Make mashed potatoes and butternut squash according to your usual methods. Serve alongside the saucy, tender chicken and gravy.


  • Use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs if you want richer flavor and a fattier gravy. The bones and skin will impart more taste as they slowly cook.
  • Brown the chicken or onions first for deeper flavor before adding to the slow cooker. It’s an extra step but worth it for more savory gravy.
  • Use low-sodium chicken broth instead of water for a boost of chickeny taste. Swapping equal parts broth for the water adds nice flavor.
  • Sprinkle a bit of flour over the chicken before adding the other ingredients. This will help thicken your gravy nicely.
  • Mash some of the cooked chicken into the gravy with a potato masher or fork before serving. It will help make the gravy even thicker and richer.


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