Chicken With Mashed Potatoes And Gravy

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Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy is a great dish that can be found in many home kitchens. The recipe is very simple, but it is still delicious. It tastes so good; you won’t believe that it’s a quick and easy recipe to prepare.

Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy is one of my favorite comfort foods. Chicken can be rather boring on it’s own, but mashing it with potatoes transforms the flavor.

Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The gravy is the standout, perfect for stirring into mashed potatoes. Serve with quick-cooking greens like spinach or kale for an easy, family-friendly meal.

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Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Recipe Summary

Total:

24 mins

Hands-On:

24 mins

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, about 1/2 cup potatoes, and about 1/4 cup gravy)

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ cup quick-mixing flour (such as Wondra), divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 12 ounces frozen mashed potatoes (such as Ore-Ida Steam n’ Mash)
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place 2 tablespoons flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  • Step 2Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons flour to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Add stock to pan; bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  • Step 3Cook potatoes according to package directions. Combine potatoes, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and milk in a medium bowl; mash to desired consistency. Serve with chicken and gravy. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

428 calories; fat 17.9g; saturated fat 5.5g; mono fat 7.4g; poly fat 2.9g; protein 41g; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 126mg; iron 2mg; sodium 635mg; calcium 81mg.

Chicken and Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes is a delicious comfort food that is perfect for your next family dinner. I love having several easy chicken recipes that are flavorful and comforting.

plate of chicken and gravy with a side of peas and carrots

There are quite a few ways to make it, but this is our favorite because it’s gluten-free and it has just the right amount of seasoning for us.

Some people make it with cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup.

I started to make it with gluten-free cream of mushroom soup, but I decided to use chicken stock and some of my own favorite seasonings because it’s just as easy.

I also made it in the slow cooker, but you don’t have to. It’s just as good on the stovetop or in an Instant pot. Since I was making a small amount, I used my small Crock Pot.

The reason I made it in the slow cooker was that I had to run a few errands, and I thought it would be nice to have it ready for me when I got home.

Although I served it with mashed potatoes this time, it also goes with rice or noodles. Whether you can eat gluten or have to go gluten-free, this version tastes wonderful.

Chicken and Gravy Ingredients

I’ve seen quite a few chicken and gravy recipes, but most of them use ingredients that I’m not able to enjoy. For example, some are thickened with flour, while others use cream of chicken soup or gravy packets.

Although there are gluten-free flours and soup alternatives, they’re not always easy to find at the grocery store. So I worked on this gravy recipe to deliver all of the creamy goodness but without the gluten. 

Since I want everyone to be able to enjoy this meal—not just those who follow gluten-free diets—I test everything on my husband who can eat anything he wants. He gave this a two-thumbs-up, meaning he really likes it. A lot!

So if anyone you’re serving has to avoid gluten, go ahead and make this version. The whole family will be able to enjoy this yummy slow cooker meal.

Here are the simple ingredients you’ll need for this yummy chicken and gravy recipe:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast (or chicken thighs)
  • Chicken broth (regular or low sodium chicken broth)
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sour Cream
  • Dry ranch mix (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper (optional)
chicken, ranch seasoning, cornstarch, onion powder, garlic powder, chicken broth, sour cream, salt, and pepper

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

Since the ranch mix has a lot of salt, if you add it, decrease the amount of salt you’d normally use. 

You can substitute heavy cream for the sour cream if you want. Or you can use plain yogurt that has a similar flavor to the sour cream. If you want a slightly thicker gravy, you can use cream cheese.

Preparation

I like to begin by gathering all of the ingredients and putting them within reach. If you measure them out before assembling them, you’ll ultimately save time.

If you’re using frozen chicken breasts, thaw them in the refrigerator firs.

Spray the inside of your Crock Pot with nonstick cooking spray. That makes cleanup so much easier.

How to Make Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

First, place chicken breasts in the pot. I used one of my smaller slow cookers for this, so the chicken overlapped a little bit. 

boneless skinless chicken breast in a crock pot

Next, sprinkle the garlic powder and onion powder evenly over the chicken.

If you use the ranch seasoning mix, add that now.

adding seasonings to the chicken in the slow cooker

In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth and cornstarch.

Whisk it until all of the cornstarch dissolves.

whisking cornstarch and chicken broth

Pour it over the chicken.

Make sure the chicken is covered.

pouring gravy over chicken in the pot

If you want salt and pepper, add it now.

Cover the slow cooker pot and cook it on low for 7-8 hours. I actually started mine out on high for one hour and cooked it for 6 more hours. One of the many good things about slow cookers is the flexibility of time.

covered crock pot on low

After the chicken is done, remove it from the pot for shredding.

It’s super easy to shred chicken with 2 forks or a pair of meat shredder claws.

shredding the chicken with 2 forks

You can also use a potato masher for shredding chicken by pressing and twisting the masher.

bowl of shredded chicken

Scoop the chicken back into the pot and add sour cream.

sour cream added to shredded chicken and gravy

Stir it until it is mixed into the gravy. The gravy mixture should have a very creamy texture.

How to Serve Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

Serve it over mashed potatoes or rice. You can also serve it over toast for an open-faced hot chicken sandwich.

I like to serve this with a side of green beans, peas and carrots, or mixed vegetables. Not only does this provide even more nutrition, but it also adds color to the plate.

chicken & gravy

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Yesterday was one of those days…I needed to seek comfort…Maybe it was due to my missing the kids a whole lot… or because of the heavy gray skies… or simply a result of my residual crankiness due to jet lag… or maybe it was all three, but whatever the culprit, I knew planning for dinner and blogging about it would help feed my need for tranquility, so off to Tops Friendly Market I went. With the mood I was in, I could have easily cleared the shelves of all the Thomas’, but I did not. I only bought one package – okay two – but the second one was free with the purchase of the first. And finding a good deal brings me comfort.

From there I looped back to the produce section to pick up some russets…I decided this meal was going to be all about creating an experience so satisfying that we couldn’t help but fall to sleep on a pillow fluffy with peace and contentedness, and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get much more comforting than chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes.

So then I got to thinking…what else in my life brings me comfort?

I find comfort in my favorite songs, my first cup of coffee in the morning, my kids’ voices, Dom’s bear hugs, my books, Champy’s face peeking around the corner, the presence of those I love, the smell of fresh cut grass, cooking, Lake Placid, my oldest denim shirt, time spent with friends, and my camera…

Truth is, comfort is built in all around us, and I find that when I give the little things credit for the grand job they do, the sky doesn’t seem so gray and the kids don’t feel so far away.

So this chicken recipe – believe me when I tell you – cannot get any simpler. (Simplicity – just one more spoke on my wheel of comfort.) Probably the hardest part was cleaning the chicken before dumping it into the crockpot. Okay, maybe the mashed potatoes required a tiny bit of exertion, but other than that – once the chicken was cooked – the meal came together in just minutes.

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