Creamy Shredded Chicken with Gravy (Slow Cooker)

This is my new favorite  recipe!!  Creamy Shredded Chicken that cooks in the slow cooker and makes it’s own gravy!  Throw in some awesome mashed potatoes and cheese on an open faced sandwich, what more could a gal want  😉

 

 

 

Okay, so I know upon first impressions, this may not look the most appealing, at least that’s what I was told!  I actually had two family members flat out refuse to eat this, and not my little picky kids either!  They refused because they said it looks like slop and looks like crap!  WOW, what harsh words!  Can you say rude!! I didn’t know I lived with two food critics!  I honestly didn’t think it looked that horrible, but I apologize for the pictures if they offend you too!  Well it’s truly their loss!  More food for me and LittleChef2 to eat!  We appreciate food, even if it’s not the best looking.  After all, isn’t taste what’s it’s all about??

 

My friends, you won’t be disappointed in this taste!  I haven’t been this excited over shredded chicken in a long time, LOL!  I made two Chicken Dorito Casseroles last night from leftover rotisserie chicken and I had a pack of chicken breasts in the fridge that needed to be used.  I was looking for a slow cooker recipe because it was super late at night, I had chicken broth in both my pressure cooker and Instant Pot.  I stumbled upon a recipe using chicken breasts and homemade mushroom gravy over rice.  Since it was like 1 in the morning I was thinking of nothing but using my handy dandy crock-pot!  I threw in some chicken, seasoned it, and a package of gluten free cream of mushroom soup.  I’m not a canned soup snob, but if this bothers you, then be my guest and make your own, we can still be friends  🙂

 

 

 

The humble, underrated slow cooker does all the work for you while you sleep peacefully.  Sounds so tranquil and lovely doesn’t it?  LOL!  Speaking of sleep!  The twins actually slept through the ENTIRE night last night, BOTH of them! Did I mention I had 2, as in two babies both asleep the whole night??  Oh what bliss!!  I woke up frantic making sure they were both still alive and breathing!  The same feeling I had when the other 4 kids first started sleeping through the night at 3 months old, not 12 months.  But I’ll take it!!  Usually I’ll have one or the other wake up and I’ll have to plug them with their pacifier.  Praying tonight is just as good!!

 

 

Here’s a closer view of the chicken:

 

Do yourself a favor and try this recipe.  Enjoy it over rice if you like, or an open faced sandwich like we did.  I used some gluten free bread I found on clearance for $2.50!  Woo-Hoo!! I’ve been piggin out on gluten free bread for the past few days.  I’ve eaten like a ton of sandwiches.  Not because the bread is good, but HELLO!!  I’M EATING BREAD!!!!  For this Celiac girl, this is major!!!  🙂

 

 

 

Creamy Shredded Chicken with Gravy (Slow Cooker)
Please don't leave the Cajun seasoning out. It will be greatly under seasoned. Feel free to substitute something equivalent in spice.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 large chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • Cajun seasoning
  • 1 (12 oz ) can or pkg cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 oz water
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning and place in Slow Cooker.
  2. Mix cream of mushroom soup with water; pour on top of chicken
  3. Cook on low 7 hours
  4. Shred chicken with 2 forks; mix well.
  5. serve over mashed potatoes or rice

 

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