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Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken

This easy Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken recipe has all the flavors loved in my Mississippi pot roast but with tender delicious chicken in the best gravy ever!! Throw this amazing dish together in 15 minutes and let the slow cooker meld all the flavors together until juicy perfection. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta with your favorite sides for simply irresistible and satisfying dinner ideas.

Make crockpot Mississippi chicken recipes by replacing the pot roast with this flavorful chicken in my Mississippi pot roast tacos, quesadillas, and everyones favorite sandwiches.


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Slow cooker Mississippi chicken

Mississippi crockpot chicken has the same very popular rich and savory gravy with ranch seasoning, gravy mix along with pepperoncini peppers.

Calling all mashed potato and gravy lovers this recipe is a flavor packed gravy experience poured over my creamy mashed potatoes with chicken that is not to be missed!!

I like to make this versatile recipe ahead of time for meal planning to use in so many different ways for chicken dinner or lunch ideas everyone loves.

Close up image of Mississippi chicken crockpot.

If you enjoy this recipe try my chicken pot pie, chicken cobbler, chicken noodle casserole, and my chicken and stuffing casserole with my best ever easy homemade bread to soak up all the yummy flavors.

Recipe Snapshot

EASY TO PREPARE: just 15 minutes of prep time
SET & FORGET IT: popular easy slow cooker dish
Slow cooking allows the chicken to absorb all the flavors together with a tasty ready made gravy

Finished dish of slow cooker Mississippi chicken on a plate with mashe dpotatoes and vegetables.

Mississippi chicken ingredients

Labelled ingredients for Mississippi chcken recipe.
  • Chicken – 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, it is around 2.5 pounds
  • Sweet Onion – sliced thick
  • Garlic Cloves – minced
  • Ranch Seasoning – 1-ounce packet
  • Brown Gravy Mix – 1-ounce packet of gravy mix or au jus gravy mix. you can also use a chicken gravy packet giving a different but still delicious flavor
  • Butter – unsalted butter
  • Pepperoncini Peppers – 1 cup or 10 whole peppers, you can chop them up into smaller pieces or put them in whole or a mix depending on your preferences
  • Pepperoncini Juice – 1/2 cup of juice from the jar
  • Chicken Broth – 1/2 cup is optional if you want extra gravy, my homemade chicken broth offers amazing flavor in this recipe with low sodium
  • Optional Garnish – garnish with fresh chopped parsley or chives for a pop of color and freshness
Overhead image of Mississippi chicken on a plate with a fork.

How to make crock pot Mississippi chicken

Step by step images for how to make Mississippi chicken in a slow cooker.

STEP ONE – Add chicken breasts to the bottom of the slow cooker, then surround with sliced onions.

STEP TWO – Sprinkle the au jus packet and ranch dressing packet on top of the chicken breasts.

STEP THREE- Place slices of butter, garlic cloves, and pepperoncini peppers on top of the chicken mixture.

STEP FOUR – Add the pepperoncini juice and chicken broth along the sides. Cover and cook on
high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

STEP FIVE – Once cooked, transfer to a baking tray or cutting board and shred the chicken with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir into the sauce.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over mashed potatoes or rice. Enjoy!

Overhead picsture of slow cooker Mississippi chicken.

Sandra’s Top Tips

  • You do not have to shred the chicken if you prefer to serve it as Mississippi whole chicken breasts
  • I like to shred the chicken as I find it best for meal planning that helps the leftovers become more flavorful while it sits in the sauce and continues to soak up the flavors while not drying out
  • I prefer to use a low-sodium chicken broth if you want the extra gravy as the other ingredients have sodium flavor already
  • For a thicker gravy place only the gravy in a saucepan over a medium heat on the stove and adding in a mixture of 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water that is mixed together. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the gravy cooking and stirring for 5 minutes until it reaches the thickness you desire
  • If you prefer a thinner gravy, mix in more broth or water using just 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time until it reaches your preferred consistency

Storage and reheating instructions

The leftovers should cool completely before you cover with the lid. To make ahead or store use an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Reheat leftovers by using a pan while stirring over a medium heat on the stove, until it is heated through. Also reheat using a microwave-safe dish with 30 second intervals stirring in between until heated through.

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Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

This easy Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken recipe has all the flavors loved in my Mississippi pot roast but with tender delicious chicken in the best gravy ever!! Throw this amazing dish together in 15 minutes and let the slow cooker meld all the flavors together until juicy perfection. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta with your favorite sides for simply irresistible and satisfying dinner ideas.


Ingredients

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 2.5 pounds

1 large sweet onion, thickly sliced

35 garlic cloves, minced

1 ounce packet ranch seasoning

1 ounce packet au jus or brown gravy mix

1 stick (1 cup) unsalted butter

1 cup sliced pepperoncinis (or 10 whole peppers)

1/2 cup pepperoncini juice, from jar

1/2 cup chicken broth (optional, for extra gravy)


Instructions

  1. Add chicken breasts to the bottom of the slow cooker, then surround it with the sliced onions.
  2. Sprinkle the au jus packet and ranch dressing packet on top of the chicken breasts.
  3. Place slices of butter, garlic cloves, and pepperoncini peppers on top.
  4. Add the pepperoncini juice and chicken broth along the sides. Cover and cook on
    high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Once cooked, transfer to a baking tray or chopping board and shred the chicken with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir into the sauce.
  6. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over mashed potatoes or rice. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage and reheating instructions:

The leftovers should cool completely before you cover with the lid. To make ahead or store use an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Reheat leftovers by using a pan while stirring over a medium heat on the stove, until it is heated through. Also reheat using a microwave-safe dish with 30 second intervals stirring in between until heated through.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Crock Pot
  • Cuisine: American

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