Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy


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Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy have tender chicken breasts in a wonderful gravy, great over mashed potatoes and white bread.

I’m always looking for an easy slow cooker recipe and this one couldn’t be easier and it’s crowd-pleasing. This is a perfect recipe to transform boring chicken breasts. Also, try my slow cooker smothered chicken, or slow cooker chicken piccata recipes.

Golden colored gravy with shredded chicken in it, in a slow cooker.
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If you love comfort food, then you will love this Slow Cooker and Gravy. This recipe uses chicken breasts which turn out very juicy in the gravy that they are cooked in. This recipe is a staple in our house; my daughter requests this meal often along with mashed potatoes and corn.

Cream of chicken soup being dumped out into a yellow bowl

How to make Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy:

You will need these ingredients:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Chicken gravy packets
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Pepper
  • Water
Gravy mixture being poured over chicken breasts in a slow cooker.


  • In a small bowl add the gravy packets, cream of chicken soup, water and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker. Pour over the gravy.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken and serve with desired sides.
3 chicken breasts cooked in gravy in a slow cooker.

How to shred the chicken:

No fancy tools are needed to shred the chicken for this recipe. I use 2 forks and shred up the chicken right in the slow cooker with the gravy.

shredded chicken and gravy with corn, mashed potatoes and stuffing on the side.

Chicken and gravy variations:

Add one or more of these ingredients to the gravy at the beginning of the cook time for a fun twist:

  • Herbs such as dried thyme or oregano
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced onions
  • Cooked bacon
shredded chicken in gravy on a spoon coming from slow cooker.

My gravy is thin, how do I thicken it?

If you add veggies to the gravy or the chicken breasts are extra juicy you may need to thicken the gravy. Here is my method:

  • 2 Tbsp. cold water
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

After the cooking time is up. In a small bowl combine the water and cornstarch. Add to gravy and shredded chicken. Add the lid back on and let cook for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Plate of bread, mashed potatoes and chicken and gravy on top. Corn and stuffing on the side.

What to serve with Chicken and Gravy:

Try one or more of these options along with the chicken and gravy:

Close up of bread, mashed potatoes, chicken and gravy.

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Slow Cooker with chicken gravy and shredded chicken in it.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

4.89 from 45 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Chicken and gravy cooked in the slow cooker together, great over mashed potatoes.


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1.74 oz. dry chicken gravy mix, (two .87 oz. packets)
  • 10.75 oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Gravy thickener if needed:

  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch


  • Add the chicken breasts (no need to pre-cook or brown)
  • In a small bowl whisk together the gravy mix, cream of chicken soup, water and pepper.
  • Pour the gravy mix over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks in the slow cooker.
  • If your gravy is thin from the chicken being too juicy or added veggies, mix together the cornstarch and water. Add to the slow cooker along with the gravy and shredded chicken. Add the lid back on and cook high for 10 minutes longer or until the gravy has thickened.

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Sarah’s Notes

Can I use a different cut of chicken?
Yes, use one of these other cuts of chicken if desired, though the gravy will need to be thickened at end with cornstarch.
  • Bone-in chicken breasts, thighs or drumsticks
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs
If desired, add one or more of these additions to the gravy at the beginning of cook time:
  • Herbs such as dried thyme or oregano
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced onions
  • Cooked bacon crumbles
Try one or more of these sides:
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • White bread
  • Vegetables such as corn or broccoli
  • Stove-top stuffing
  • Baked Potatoes


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 584mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Wendy Terrill says:

    5 stars
    This is a favorite recipe of ours. So easy to make and delicious. Thanks.