Crockpot Chicken & Gravy

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We all need a quick and easy weekday comfort recipe right? Let’s test out this Crockpot Chicken and Gravy!

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Ingredients:

2 packets Dry chicken gravy mix

1 can Cream of chicken soup

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups water

garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste

1/2 cup sour cream * optional

Directions:

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Season both sides of your chicken with the above spices.

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In your crockpot, whisk together the gravy mix, cream of chicken soup, and water until well blended.

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Add seasoned chicken making sure it’s submerged in the gravy.

Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.

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Using a fork, shred chicken.

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Stir in sour cream and serve over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles.

 Findings and asterisks:

I found this recipe by thecountrycook.net perusing Pinterest. I was a little hesitant at first due to the use of dry gravy mix, but was so pleasantly surprised by the outcome. This is so simple my first thought was what a great training recipe for my granddaughters.

In the recipe notes, the author recommends about a tsp of salt due to the salty nature of the gravy packets.  If you are a huge salt user, go with this. If not, I recommend omitting the salt. Trust me, it’s salty enough. It’s a very flavorful comfort gravy, but next time I might add more spice variety such as onion powder.

About half way through the cooking process your house is going to be permitted by the most wonderful smell, which is great because it will remind you to give it a stir now and then. Be mindful of how your crockpot cooks as mine was ready at 6 hours. You will know when it’s done as the chicken shreds at the slightest pull. It’s very easy to shred the chicken down too much so go easy if you prefer larger chunks. The sour cream at the end is optional, however I agree with the author when she states that it “adds great creaminess” so I would definitely add it. I served mine over mashed potatoes just because that’s what my family prefers, but I think it would be excellent over rice.

I definitely recommend giving this  crockpot recipe a try and would love to see what variations you come up with for it. Thanks to www.thecountrycook.net for sharing this recipe and be sure to check out her site for more quick and easy recipe ideas.

Life is short, crafting is fun. Let go and get loopy with it!

Nancy

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