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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy: Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

Cooking chicken breasts and making gravy at the same time is a lifesaving hack!
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

No time to cook? Save this recipe! Cooking chicken breasts and making gravy at the same time is a lifesaving hack. This Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy recipe makes weeknight dinners a breeze and turns out juicy and very flavorful. No wonder it’s a top-rated favorite!

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

Ingredients For Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts with Gravy

  • Avocado oil
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dry oregano
  • Dry basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Chicken broth
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Butter
  • Cornstarch

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts with Gravy

Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and onion powder. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sear the chicken breasts for 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Make the gravy: combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, garlic, red pepper flakes, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken breasts and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours.

Transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a serving dish. Add the butter to the gravy left on the slow cooker and stir until melted. Drizzle the gravy over the cooked chicken breasts.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

Can I Use Frozen Chicken Breasts?

It is not recommended to slow-cook frozen chicken breasts.

How Long Can I Store Leftovers?

If stored in an airtight container, you can store them in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy: Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

Cooking chicken breasts and making gravy at the same time is a lifesaving hack!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • Slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and onion powder. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sear the chicken breasts for 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Make the gravy: combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, garlic, red pepper flakes, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken breasts and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a serving dish. Add the butter to the gravy left on the slow cooker and stir until melted. Drizzle the gravy over the cooked chicken breasts.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 3mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Brown The Chicken Before Slow Cooking It?

It is not necessary, but it is recommended. Searing the chicken breasts elevates their flavor and makes the gravy taste better.

How Do I Know When The Chicken Is Fully Cooked?

The best way to know is to check the internal temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer. It should be 165 F.

What If My Gravy Isn’t Thick Enough?

Transfer it to a small saucepan, add one tsp of cornstarch dissolved in a bit of water, and simmer until thick.

Can I Add Vegetables To The Slow Cooker?

Absolutely. You can add broccoli, sliced carrots, or green beans in the last hour of cooking time.

What Can I Do If The Chicken Comes Out Dry?

This is almost impossible if using a slow cooker, but if it happens, shorten the cooking time.

Can I Make This In An Oven Instead Of A Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can. You can bake the chicken breasts in a 350 F oven for about 30-40 mins.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts With Gravy Quick-Prep, One-Pot Meal

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