Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy


Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

I am teaching my kids to cook.  I have them help me make dinner a couple of nights a week.  Sometimes it is just cooking the vegetables or making a salad.  Other times, like the other night, my daughter cooked the whole meal.   I want them to be able to leave home and subsist on more than Ramen Noodle dishes and microwave meals.

What my daughter found surprising was how easy this meal was to make.  I had her put everything together in the slow cooker, start it and then at the end of the day she finished the meal.  So simple!

Verdict:

This was a yummy comfort dish.  Both children, who are usually not big fans of gravy loved the flavor of this one and asked for it over their entire dish.

We served this dish over mashed potatoes with green beans but it would also be good served over rice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp Morton Seasoning Salt
  • 3 TBSP cornstarch
  • 3 TBSP cold water
  • black pepper
  • parsley for garnish if desired

Directions:

  1. Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle Morton’s Seasoning Salt over chicken.
  3. Pour water into bottom of slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low 4-5 hours until chicken is done.  Using 2 forks shred chicken a bit.
  5. There should be about 2-2 1/2 cups of liquid in the slow cooker.  If not add a bit of boxed chicken stock or chicken bouillon and water to make about that amount of liquid.
  6. In a small dish stir the cornstarch and  cold water until smooth.  Add the mixture to the slow cooker.  Turn the slow cooker to high and stir occasionally.  Let sit for 20 minutes to 30 minutes while you make your potatoes or rice.
  7. If gravy does not thicken enough add 1 tsp of cornstarch and 1 tsp of cold water mixed to the gravy to thicken a bit more.
  8. Taste and adjust seasonings by adding pepper or Seasoning Salt to taste.
  9. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

 

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