Crock pot Mississippi chicken is tender chicken breast that is slow cooked in a rich sweet and tangy sauce. That is made with chicken gravy mix, ranch seasoning, and sweet tangy banana pepper rings.
This five ingredient chicken recipe is like our Instant Pot Mississippi pot roast recipe. Only slow cooked in a crock pot and made with tender chicken breast. This simple dump and go dinner recipe is sure to be a hit with the family. Within hours you will be enjoying this tender flavorful chicken recipe.
What Is Mississippi Chicken
Mississippi chicken is a savory chicken breast recipe that is slow cooked in a buttery ranch flavored sauce. Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles for a complete dinner recipe idea.
This recipe is similar to our crockpot chicken and gravy recipe for those that aren't into spicy recipes. But really our Mississippi chicken recipe isn't crazy spicy.
Our crock pot Mississippi chicken stands out from others because we use chicken gravy in replacement of au jus gravy. I feel the chicken gravy mix helps to lower the amount of sodium in this recipe. As well as using unsalted butter. We also use banana peppers in replacement of pepperoncini's.
How To Make
I'm all for easy and quick to put together recipes and this slow cooker Mississippi chicken recipe is just that. Into a crockpot add the chicken breast.
Sprinkle the chicken breast with black pepper, the chicken gravy mix packet, and the ranch seasoning packet. Place the stick of unsalted butter on top of the chicken breast.
Then add the banana pepper rings and a bit of the juice into the slow cooker. Place the lid onto the slow cooker and set it on low for 6 hours.
Once the cooking time is up shred the chicken breast up using two forks or a hand mixer. Serve over mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or on a hoddie bun topped with swiss cheese. This quick and easy dinner recipe is so delicious it will have your family asking for it often.
Mississippi crock pot chicken only has a few ingredients so there aren't many substitutions. But we can start with the chicken, the breast could be substituted for chicken thighs.
Chicken thighs tend to be a bit on the greaser side so I would leave out or cut back on the butter if using chicken thighs. I would also recommend trimming some of the fat off of the thighs. If using chicken thighs save those bones to make Instant Pot chicken bone broth.
I used fresh chicken breast but frozen will work as well. The cooking time may need to be adjusted for frozen chicken.
I have made this Mississippi chicken recipe using both the au jus gravy mix and the chicken gravy mix. I prefer the chicken gravy over the au jus gravy. I feel this recipe is less salty tasting with the chicken gravy mix. So this could be another substitution for you.
For this recipe, we use jarred banana pepper rings as well as a bit of the juice from the jar. When we make our Instant Pot Mississippi pot roast we use pepperoncini's. I like the sweeter milder taste the banana peppers have with the tender chicken breasts.
Want to spice this recipe up a bit more, try using the jarred hot banana peppers. If spice is what you are after for this recipe sprinkle in some red pepper flakes as it slow cooks.
How To Serve
Our family really enjoys this Mississippi crock pot chicken over egg noodles or mashed potatoes. Although over white rice would be another great way to serve this recipe. Or how about riced cauliflower or zucchini noodles.
Add in more chicken broth and use some corn starch to thicken for a nice gravy to serve over those potatoes.
You could also make Mississippi chicken sliders. Instead of serving over a side dish pile it onto a hoagie bun or slider buns topped with swiss cheese, Making them this way would be a great lunch idea.
Whatever you serve crock pot Mississippi chicken over this easy crockpot recipe is sure to be a hit. The chicken comes out tender, juicy, and full of flavor with the right amount of spiciness to it.
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Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken
Crockpot Mississippi chicken is a moist chicken breast dinner that is quick and easy to put together. Loaded with flavor from the ranch dressing mix, the chicken gravy mix, butter, and pepperoncini.
- 2-3 Pounds Chicken Breast
- ½ -1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Packet Chicken Gravy Mix
- 1 Packet Ranch Seasoning Mix
- ½ Cup Butter unsalted
- ¼ Cup Jarred Banana Pepper plus some juice
Place chicken breast into the bottom of the crockpot. Pour the chicken broth into the crockpot.
Sprinkle the top of the chicken with the chicken gravy and ranch dressing mix.
Add the butter on top of the chicken breast along with the banana peppers and some of the juice from the jar.
Place the lid on the crockpot and set it to low for 6 hours.
Once fully cooked shred the chicken using two forks. Serve over mashed potatoes or pasta.
I used ½ cup of chicken broth for this Mississippi chicken recipe and felt it was plenty. But if you want more use 1 cup.
The nutritional value may vary depending on the ingredients used.
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