Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

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Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts and Gravy is the ultimate comfort food. Easy crockpot recipe for tender chicken and yummy gravy made with cream of chicken soup.

Hearty, comfort food like Slow Cooker Creamy Lemon Chicken and Smothered Pork Chops are the kind of Dinner Recipes that never go out of style. This southern classic is sure to warm your belly and heart.

Cooked Crockpot Chicken Breasts with Gravy


This easy slow cooker meal is sure to be one of your new go-to recipes that your whole family will love. Fork tender chicken and thick flavorful gravy served with mashed potatoes is the ultimate comfort food. It’s a holiday dinner that you can make easily all year round.

This yummy Crockpot Chicken and Gravy comes together in just minutes and cooks long and slow. Throw everything into the slow cooker first thing in the morning and the only thing you’ll have to worry about are sides. 

For sides, I suggest an easy veggie like Green Beans. Spoon your chicken and gravy over Mashed PotatoesWhite Rice or even a thick piece of Texas Toast. A batch of fresh French Rolls would taste delicious (and soak up any extra gravy).

If you’ve been a longtime reader, or are have seen some of my other Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes, you know I’m not usually a fan of putting boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a crockpot. In many previous posts, I’ve cautioned to stick to bone-in chicken thighs.

The nice thing about saucy recipes like this Crockpot Chicken and Gravy is that you can use your boneless skinless breasts and expect tender chicken every time. The creamy soup keeps your meat from drying out and makes it easy to shred.

For this Crockpot Chicken and Gravy, I used my own Cream of Chicken Soup recipe. If you want to use a canned version, substitute one 10.5 ounce can of condensed cream of chicken soup. You can easily make chicken gravy mix from scratch with my quick recipe down below.



  • Mix the gravy ingredients: Just a few ingredients, mixing them ahead in a bowl or in the insert is just a few seconds of effort.
  • Add chicken in whole: This will keep as much moisture as we can given the meat is so low in fat. Cutting in into chunks ahead of time will make the end result drier.
  • Shred minimally: When shredding or cutting you don’t have to shred the chicken too small or it’ll be like a filling versus a meal.

Raw Chicken Breast with Gravy Ingredients Mixed

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  • Meat: This simple dinner is great for whatever boneless, skinless meat you have on hand. You can easily substitute pork chops, turkey breasts, or chicken thighs for the chicken breasts.
  • Mushroom: Cream of Mushroom Soup is a tasty substitute for the chicken soup. For more of that earthy flavor, add diced brown mushrooms during the last 2 hours of cooking.
  • Broth: Give your gravy more chicken flavor and use chicken broth instead of water. You can also use beef broth to make more of a brown gravy.
  • Veggies: The last hour of cooking, stir in your favorite frozen veggies like peas and carrots to make this dish heartier and well rounded.
  • Gravy Mix: Instead of chicken gravy packets, use 4 tablespoons of the Chicken Gravy Mix below to make it completely homemade.

Cooked Chicken in Gravy

Homemade Chicken Gravy Mix:

  • 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • Blend bouillon and seasonings in a food processor until fine. Sift into flour until well combined. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. 


  • Place chicken and water into Instant Pot. 
  • Cover with gravy mix, seasonings, and chicken soup. Do not stir. 
  • Cover and set valve on sealing. Set for 15 minutes on manual high pressure. 
  • Let pressure release naturally for 5-10 minutes, then turn valve to venting. 
  • You may need to add a cornstarch slurry to thicken gravy since Instant Pots tend to release more liquid. 



  • Serve: This will stay good in the slow cooker on warm for up 4 hours. If at room temperature, store after no more than 2 hours.
  • Store: Transfer Chicken and Gravy to an airtight container and store for up to 4 days in the fridge.
  • Freeze: Freeze this dish for up to 3 months. Cool completely and seal tightly. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Crockpot Chicken Breasts with Chicken Gravy

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Slow Cooker Chicken Breast with Gravy

5 from 11 votes
  • Yield: 5 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Course: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts with Gravy is the ultimate comfort food. Easy crockpot recipe for tender chicken and easy gravy made with cream of chicken soup.


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 packets chicken gravy mix
  • 1 1/4 cup Condensed Chicken Soup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 3 whole chicken breasts , boneless skinless (about a pound)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, black pepper and salt.

  2. In slow cooker, whisk together the water, gravy packets, condensed chicken soup, garlic powder, salt, paprika and pepper until smooth

  3. Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker and flip on both sides to coat well.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

  5. When done, carefully remove chicken, shred or cut as desired.

  6. Whisk the sour cream into the slow cooker until smooth and serve over chicken.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 servings, Amount per serving: 205 calories, Calories: 205g, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 572mg, Potassium: 399mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 285g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 41g, Iron: 1g

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  1. I made this in my instant pot and I followed the instructions. Sometimes when I use my instant pot before it even switches from “on” to “timer” it will put up a “burn” on the screen. Am I doing something wrong? The recipe was good .

    1. That’s usually your instant pot’s way of letting you know things are getting too hot. Might depend on the brand though. I would look through the owners manual just to be safe though.

  2. This was soooo good! The whole family loved it! I added frozen vegetables and served it over egg noodles! Very delicious! This recipe is a keeper!

  3. This was sooooo good, I added frozen vegetables and served it over egg noodles, will be definitely making this again. Truly delicious!!!

  4. Oh so good, I made the homemade gravy recipe and changed out the sour cream for heavy cream. This is so good I shared on my Facebook and emailed to my mom and bestie. We made Hot Chicken sandwiches with mashed potatoes and side of corn, can’t get much more American then that, lol. This one is a keeper. FYI my neighbors are having some tomorrow with my leftovers. Sharing is caring.

    1. When you made the homemade gravy did you add the water and condensed chicken soup to the crockpot recipe as it called for it did you tweak it to your liking?

  5. I made this it was awesome, i poured it over some Jasmine rice and a side of cabbage, just delicious.????? I highly recommend it.?

  6. We LOVED this. My husband and I don’t normally eat chicken breasts as we find them too dry, but we had been given them so I needed to find a recipe. This was great. We thought the gravy was fabulous and the breasts themselves were tender and moist. Thank you for such an easy and delicious meal.

  7. Hi Sabrina, love your recipes. Question about this CP chicken & gravy, can I use boneless chicken tenders? I’m assuming cooking time for CP would be less??

    1. I haven’t tested it but you’re right, the timing would be less. If you decide to try, I’d love to know what worked for you. Thanks!

  8. I am trying to do some meal prep to get ready for school starting and I saw that it could be frozen, but how would I prepare it in the instant pot or crockpot on the day of? I would like to have it all prepared, do you think it would work or do you have any advice? Thank you for your help…it looks delicious!

    1. I usually pull mine out the night before and thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then place in the slow cooker in the morning. Enjoy!

  9. I made it with the homemade gravy and it was amazing! I forgot the sour cream at the end but realized it actually was just perfect without it. Thank you for a terrific recipe!

  10. This is awesome!! I used jar chicken gravy because I couldn’t find the dry packet one. It tastes just like chicken papirkash I severed it over spaetzels.

  11. One of my favorite recipes!!! I make this pretty much every other week, it’s so simple and full of flavor! I just make some jasmine rice with it and have leftovers for days (:

    1. You want to use completely thawed chicken for this recipe otherwise it’ll release too much liquid while cooking and it’ll become soupy.

      1. I used frozen chicken, but then substituted cream cheese for sour cream and it was great. I just put it on high rather than low and it turned out great. Both of my kids and husband were fans. Will be fixing it again for sure!!

  12. This looks amazing I’d love to try it for dinner tonight. But do not have chicken gravy packs, would it be ok to use brown gravy packs?

  13. My slow cooker only has a low 8 hour setting. Do I put it on that but only let it cook for 4-5 hours? I’m afraid the chicken won’t be done?

  14. I accidently used condensed chicken broth instead of cream of chicken, will it still work or should i throw it out

      1. Oh no … I just used all of the gravy mix as it did not indicate how much for the homemade one. We’ll see how it comes out in 4 hours …

  15. Just making sure in making this recipe that cooking in a crockpot is 4-5 hours on low. I know most recipes in crockpot are 7-8 on low and 4-5 on high.

  16. I made this delicious meal last night, followed her recipe to the “T”, served over steamed Jasmine rice with fresh Peas, family loved it. A little bit (just a tad) strong on Thyme from the Poultry seasoning, otherwise its a keeper. I do recommend the “homemade” chicken gravy mix over the store bought periodic table package. I (we) will definitely have this meal again. Thank you for sharing. P.S. The gravy mix will taste a bit “salty” but after one returns the chicken to the pot and mixes well, it does not have that salty taste, just FYI. Again, thank you for sharing.

  17. Is your recipe for Homemade Chicken Gravy Mix equal to one packet of instant chicken gravy mix as is called for in your recipe? I can’t wait to make this! Thank you.

    1. Sorry for the delay, 1 packet of instant gravy mix is about 2 tablespoons of homemade mix, so you would want 4 tablespoons of homemade gravy mix.

    1. Any veggie side dish would be great or even mashed potatoes. I haven’t tested it in an instant pot but I’m sure you could find a recipe online with similar ingredients and use that as a guideline to follow. Enjoy!

  18. We’d like to use your homemade chicken gravy mix recipe instead of the packets. How much of the homemade mix would we need? Going to make this in our instant pot tonight! Thank you so much!

    1. Sorry for the delay – the swap is about 4 tablespoons homemade gravy mix for the 2 packets of instant gravy mix. Hope this helps and let me know how it turns out!

  19. Below prep time it reads cook time: 8 hours… but I’m the recipe it reads cook on low 4 – 5 hours. What I missing? Thanks for your time!
    Looks delicious!

  20. Another slow cooking recipe for the WIN! Using the slow cooker helps feed my family even with our crazy schedule. This comforting meal was a win for my family.

      1. Omg. This recipe is delicious !! I used cream of mushroom soup and used the chicken gravy packets. I substituted chicken broth for water. I added a little bit of water so it wouldn’t be salty. We absolutely loved it. I will make this again and again !! I didn’t add the sour cream. I forgot maybe next time !!
        Thanks for a yummy dinner.