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Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy. A comfort food recipe served over a scoop of buttery mashed potatoes. 

Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe. Serve this tender chicken and gravy over a heaping scoop of buttery mashed potatoes.

The Crock Pot is my go-to kitchen appliance when I am in need of some good ol’ comfort food. I am ready for cooler weather and warm meals.

This Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy is an easy comforting family favorite meal. I serve the chicken and gravy over a heaping scoop of buttery mashed potatoes with a side of buttery roasted carrots or Southern-style green beans. Don’t forget a buttermilk biscuit to soak up that gravy too. YUM! Even the smell of this cooking is comforting.

Chicken mashed potatoes and gravy are one of those meals my kids will request after a fun day playing outside in the winter.

Ingredient for Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

This easy chicken crockpot recipe is only 3 ingredients. You honestly can not go wrong.

  • Chicken Breasts – If you use chicken thighs cut down on the broth. Chicken thighs contain more fat.
  • Chicken Broth
  • Chicken Gravy Mix

How to Make Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

First, place chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Next mix together the chicken broth and gravy mix packets. Pour the mix over the chicken in the crock pot. 

Then, cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Once it has finished slow cooking take two forks and pull apart the chicken. The chicken should be fork-tender. Stir the pulled chicken and the gravy to get it nicely mixed together. 

Take a heaping serving spoonful and serve it over mashed potatoes and a side of veggies. 

Sides Suggestions for Chicken Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

I use McCormick gravy packets to make this recipe. 

Recommended sides for Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy.


Remove leftovers from the crock pot and transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate. Always make it a habit to clean your crock pot immediately after taking care of any leftovers. It will be easier to clean when the crock pot is still warm.

To reheat leftovers transfer the portion into a microwavable safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds then stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through. 

Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

To Plate

Place a heaping scoop of buttery mashed potatoes on the plate. Using a spoon make a shallow well in the center of the mashed potatoes. Pour the Chicken and Gravy over the mashed potatoes. Pour more gravy over the chicken as desired.

Add choice sides to the plate and serve. This Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy recipe serve between 4 to 6 people.

Instant Pot

Mary commented that she had success with this recipe in the Instant Pot:

I have made this in our Instant Pot almost weekly! Same amounts, just use the pressure cook method for 12 minutes. Natural release and then open and shred per earlier directions. An absolute family favorite! Made it with Instant Pot mashed potatoes too and green beans. Dinner done in roughly 30 and only 2 pots to throw in the dishwasher 

High vs. Low setting

I have not tried this recipe on Low. On low chicken takes 5-6 hours to cook and turns out fork-tender. If you try this recipe on low please share your results in the comments.

Here are some of the comments left for cooking this recipe on low:

Made this for the first time tonight and did it on low instead of high. Cooked three fairly thick chicken breasts on low for 6 hours. Was delicious! And chicken shredded super easy. Did have to do a little corn starch slurry to thicken gravy at the end but it was perfect and delicious.


I used frozen chicken breasts and cooked it on low for 6.5 hours. It was great!!! The gravy was good and a good consistency.

Julie H.

More Recipes

Don’t stop at chicken, our Slow Cooker Sirloin Steak and Gravy is an easy homemade gravy that cooks the sirloin steak in the slow cooker for a tender flavorful sirloin.

Or try Meatballs and Gravy a quick and easy meal if you use frozen meatballs. And the creamy brown gravy is to die for!

Another slow cooker favorite is my recipe for 3 Packet Roast. The secret is the 3 packets come together to make the richest gravy for your pot roast.

How many Slow Cookers do you have? I have two, but I am definitely considering about getting an additional one. I use ours so much there have been times when I could have used two.

Recipe for Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe. Serve this tender chicken and gravy over a heaping scoop of buttery mashed potatoes.

Crock-pot Chicken and Gravy

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Crock-pot Chicken and Gravy


  • 1.5 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 packages 0.87oz Chicken Gravy Mix


  1. Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the chicken broth and gravy packets. Then pour over the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
  4. Take two forks and pull apart the chicken. The chicken should be fork tender.
  5. Stir the chicken in the gravy.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 36g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe

K. Taylor

Saturday 10th of October 2020

The chicken broth made the gravy too salty for us. We switched the broth to water and it was perfect for us. A family favorite now!


Thursday 30th of July 2020

Could this be made by stove or oven if so temp time thank you

Cheryl Thornton

Friday 28th of February 2020

This us so easy and so very tasty...i followed the exact recipe as stated and it turned out perfectly....being from central Pennsylvania....a Pennsylvanis Durch comfort food is chicken and gravy over waffles....this worked out great the only thing I did additionally was after shredding the chicken, I added one large jar of hmestyle chicken gravy ....perfect taste and new go to recipe..⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Sunday 10th of November 2019

My son absolutely loves this! I am making it again today, but using frozen chicken breast (first time making it with frozen breast, but I am sure it will be just as good) It's such an easy recipe.


Monday 30th of September 2019

This did not work in the instant pot at all. The gravy mix kept burning to the bottom even though I mixed it into the chicken broth. So it wouldn’t cook because the instant pot kept turning itself off. It’s been 50 minutes since I started and the chicken still isn’t cooked because it has to keep re pressurizing

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