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Easy Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

This Easy Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken recipe is a savory dish with only 5 ingredients that is perfect for busy weeknights. Tender and juicy chicken that tastes delicious over rice, noodles, potatoes, or made into a sandwich.

a pair of tongs in the slow cooker Mississippi chicken

Best Mississippi Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken is full of flavor with tangy, rich juices throughout the tender chicken with a bit of spice from the pepperoncini peppers. It has all the same delicious flavors as a classic Mississippi Pot Roast in a white meat version. And the best part is that it is made in the Crock Pot so it takes only minutes to prepare. It is definitely a family favorite that will be requested for many weeknight meals.

close up of the chicken and peppers

Ingredients

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts– white meat works well with this recipe since it easily absorbs all those rich juices. Chicken thighs are an easy substitute but will be slightly more rich in flavor.
  • Ranch Seasoning– always a favorite that adds a nice bit of seasoning. Be sure it is the dry seasoning and not the bottled dressing.
  • Au Jus Gravy Mix– this brings a rich savoriness to the dish.
  • Pepperoncini Peppers with juice– these tangy peppers give a little punch of flavor and some zippy spice. Use whole peppers or pepper slices.
  • Butter– optional but adds more flavor.
  • Water

How to make it

This recipe is so simple to make. All you have to do is:

  1. Combine the ingredients- place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with ranch seasoning, au jus gravy, pepperoncini peppers with juice, butter, and water.
  2. Cook– cover with a lid and cook for 3 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low. The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the chicken should shred easily with a fork.
  3. Enjoy! Shred the chicken with two forks and serve over rice, noodles, or on a bun.

Variations

  • Switch up the white meat for dark meat for an even richer flavor. Just be sure to trim the excess fat and skip the butter.
  • Add more whole pepperoncini peppers and juice for a little more spice.
  • Swap the whole pepperoncini peppers for sliced ones.
  • Make it creamy with a little cream cheese mixed in.

How to serve Mississippi Chicken

This tender chicken tastes so delicious and can be eaten by itself as the main meal. It also tastes great when served over rice, noodles, mashed or whole potatoes, or made into a sandwich when served on a bun (my personal favorite!).

cooked mississippi chicken in the crock pot

Storage options

Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken tastes fantastic when served as leftover. Store any remaining leftovers sealed in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

a pair of tongs holding some chicken with more chicken in the slow cooker

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easy slow cooker mississippi chicken in a crock pot with a pair of tongs and pepperoncini peppers

Easy Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

Braghan
This Easy Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken recipe is a savory dish with only 5 ingredients that is perfect for busy weeknights. Tender and juicy chicken that tastes delicious over rice, noodles, potatoes, or made into a sandwich.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 3 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 447 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ounce packet ranch seasoning dry mix not bottled
  • 1 ounce packet au jus gravy mix
  • 6-8 whole pepperoncini peppers plus 2 tablespoons juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. Top with ranch seasoning, au jus gravy mix, pepperoncini peppers with juice, butter, and water. Cover with lid.
  • Cook on high 3 hours or on low 4-5 hours, or until the chicken is tender and at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return chicken to the slow cooker and stir all together.
  • Serve alone or over rice, noodles, potatoes, or make into a sandwich. Enjoy!

Notes

Helpful tips:
  • Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 3 months.
  • Chicken thighs can be substituted for breasts. Trim any excess fat and do not add butter.
  • Add more peppers for additional spice.
* Cook times and nutritional values are estimates due to variations in cookware and ingredient brands.

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 50gFat: 23gSodium: 1006mgSugar: 0.4g
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken
Serving Size
 
8 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
447
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Sodium
 
1006
mg
44
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Sugar
 
0.4
g
0
%
Protein
 
50
g
100
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We love the pot roast version of this recipe. I have never seen it with chicken but I bet it’s wonderful. Can’t wait to try this one.

5 from 3 votes (1 rating without comment)

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