Intro: Scrumptious Easy, Effortless Chicken and Gravy Dinner
With colder weather, I created a new creation to share, an effortless, easy, and YUMMY chicken dinner recipe for two. I hope you'll try the recipe, enjoy and let me know your thoughts!! Great recipe, especially for the weekends when you have so much to do!! Come home to a dinner that's pretty much ready to serve when you walk in the door!!
Step 1: Advantages of Using a Crockpot:
1.Crockpots Save Energy: A crockpot uses far less electricity to cook a roast than an oven does.
2. Nutritious: Crockpot meals are nutritious since the natural juices from the vegetables and meats remain in the food since it is cooked over a long period of time at a low temperature.
3. Dry Out: There is less chance of foods becoming drier, scorching or burning, because the crockpot uses low temperatures to cook.
4. Saves Time: You don’t have to stand around and wait for your food to cook; instead you just have to do the initial prep (i.e. cut up the vegetables, slice the meat, add seasoning). Place ingredients into crockpot, turn on, walk away, and then your crockpot cooks while you do other things.
5. Easy Cleanup: Crockpots are easy to clean up because they are one-pot meals
Step 2: Ingredients:
2-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1 (10 ½ OZ.) can Campbell's Condensed Soup Cream of Chicken
1 (10 ½ OZ.) can Campbell's Condensed Soup Cream of Celery
1 (0.87 OZ) envelop McCormick’s Onion Gravy Mix or 1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix.
½ cup Chicken Stock
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
Step 3: Directions:
Place 2 skinless/boneless chicken breasts into the
crockpot. Season with fresh ground pepper.
In a large bowl, combine cream of chicken, cream of celery, gravy mix (or Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix), ½ can of chicken stock, and pepper.
Step 5: NOTE:
I personally find when I use the Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix, the gravy is less salty and the taste reminds me of Thanksgiving!!!
Whisk ingredients together, whisking until well incorporated and the mixture is creamy.
Pour the mixture into the crockpot, completely covering the chicken breasts.
Dot with butter.
Put the cover on, set the “Time” setting to “LOW”. Set “Cook Time” setting to 8 Hours.
Cook chicken on LOW 6-8 hours. Time; depending on size of breasts.
I usually scrape down the sides if crock 5 hours into cooking, to avoid stuck on’s from when the liquid evaporated. Then quickly, I flip the breasts over, it’s just something I’ve always done.
Step 12: NOTE:
This time, I cooked 2 chicken breasts, and they were tender, almost falling apart in 7 hours. When I’ve cooked 4 chicken breast, cooking time increased another hour of cooking.
Step 13: To Serve:
Great served with mashed potatoes or over rice!! Enjoy!!
Step 14: Leftovers:
Chicken and gravy tastes better after a period of refrigeration and reheating!!!