Crockpot Chicken and Gravy Recipe

Whether you’re coming home after a long day or gathering around the table with loved ones, this dish promises to be a crowd-pleaser. The crockpot does the heavy lifting, allowing the ingredients to meld together, creating a depth of flavor that is both satisfying and soul-soothing.

The Best Crockpot Chicken and Gravy Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

The result? A meal that feels like a cozy embrace, filling your kitchen with an aroma that is synonymous with love and care. A creamy, comforting meal for anytime of year that the whole family will love!

How to make Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

Here’s my latest comfort-food recipes: Crockpot Chicken and Gravy. It’s got shredded chicken, seasoned with pepper and garlic powder, swimming in a rich, creamy gravy laced with sour cream. So it’s kind of like beef Stroganoff, only with chicken – which is cheaper and healthier.

Crockpot Chicken and Gravy - delicious slow cooker chicken recipe served with green beans and potatoes

To up the comfort factor on this even more, you can serve it over mashed potatoes, rice, noodles or a couple slices of white bread. So the whole meal has a soft, warm, creamy texture that just slips blissfully down your throat.

And the beauty part is, the whole dish takes only about five minutes to put together – so the cook has plenty of time to curl up and get comfortable, too.

Recipe Notes:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: The star of the dish, chicken breasts are a lean protein source that absorb the flavors of the gravy while becoming tender and juicy during the slow cooking process.
  • Garlic Powder: This aromatic spice adds a subtle depth of flavor, enhancing the savory notes of the dish and complementing the richness of the gravy.
  • Black Pepper: A staple in most kitchens, black pepper brings a mild heat to the dish, balancing the creaminess of the other ingredients and adding a layer of complexity to the flavor profile.
  • Dry Chicken Gravy Mix: This ingredient is a convenient way to add flavor and thickness to the gravy recipe. It combines various seasonings and thickening agents to create a rich and savory base for the dish.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: Creamy and flavorful, this soup acts as a base for the gravy, contributing to its velvety texture and enhancing the chicken flavor in the dish.
  • Sour Cream: Adding a tangy richness, sour cream contributes to the creamy texture of the gravy and balances the savory elements, resulting in a well-rounded flavor.
  • Mashed Potatoes for Serving: The perfect accompaniment, mashed potatoes soak up the delicious gravy and complement the tender chicken, making each bite a comforting and hearty experience.

How to Make Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

  1. Pour gravy packets, cream of chicken soup and water into your crockpot. Whisk to combine.gravy sauce in slow cooker
  2. Season both sides of chicken with garlic power and black pepper and place into crockpot.Seasoning chicken on a cutting board
  3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  4. Shred chicken with 2 forks and stir in sour cream.The Best Crockpot Chicken and Gravy Recipe - shredded chicken in a bowl and then added to gravy in slow cooker
  5.  Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.Crockpot Chicken and Gravy - Slow cooker chicken gravy served on a white plate

Can you make this slow cooker chicken and gravy recipe without sour cream ?

You can leave it out, but the dish won’t be quite as creamy that way.

Can you use any other kind of cream soup instead of cream of chicken?

Cream of mushroom soup would also work well in this dish.

Could you make this in an Instant Pot?

Yes! Put the chicken breasts, gravy mix, and water in the Instant Pot and cook it for 8 minutes at pressure. After releasing the pressure, stir in the cream soup and sour cream, and heat it through. Just as cozy and much faster!

Can I use store-bought gravy or a gravy recipe from scratch?

Absolutely! If you prefer homemade gravy, you can make a roux with butter and flour, then slowly whisk in chicken broth until you achieve the desired consistency.

Yes, if you’re short on time, using store-bought gravy is a convenient option. Just be sure to choose one that you like the flavor of, as it will be a prominent taste in the dish.

How can I thicken my gravy if it’s too thin?

If you find the gravy too thin, you can make a cornstarch slurry (mix equal parts cornstarch and water) and stir it into the crockpot until the gravy reaches your preferred thickness.

Can I add vegetables to Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy?

Yes, adding vegetables like carrots, peas, or potatoes can make the dish more nutritious and flavorful. Just be mindful of the cooking times for different vegetables.


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5 from 19 votes

Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

Author Corey Valley
This Crockpot Chicken and Gravy Recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It only takes minutes to throw into the crockpot and is a family favorite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes


  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts.
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 packets dry chicken gravy mix
  • 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 and 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • mashed potatoes for serving


  • Pour gravy packets, cream of chicken soup and water into your crockpot. Whisk to combine.
  • Season both sides of chicken with garlic power and black pepper and place into crockpot.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  • Shred chicken with 2 forks and stir in sour cream.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes.
    Crockpot Chicken and Gravy - Slow cooker chicken gravy served on a white plate



Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 1031mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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  1. What size crockpot & what size chicken gravy packets?

    1. I used the .87 oz packet and a 4-6qt crockpot works just great!

    2. Can you use instapot?

    3. I have only tested this recipe with the crockpot so far, but am hoping to work on an instant pot recipe soon 😉

  2. When I was growing up in Pa,home to many Pa. Dutch, this type of creamed chicken was served on waffles. Sometimes it also had peas and carrots added to it. Just Delicious and easy.

    1. 5 stars
      Oh I love the idea of waffles!!

  3. Alexandra Licata says:

    What if I am cooking with chicken tenderloins instead???

    1. 5 stars
      You might need to reduce the time a bit. I have never used tenderloins, so I can’t say for sure.

  4. Do you really mean use a 110.5 oz cream of chicken soup? Or a 10.5 oz can which is what I ‘m using.

    1. There should be a slash in there…. 1 (10.5 oz) can. I will get that fixed up now!

  5. Marsha Kraft says:

    What can I use instead of cream cheese? It doesn’t like my stomach. 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      Sorry Marsha, I have only tested this recipe as written.

    2. ? I don’t see cream cheese in the recipe ?