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4-Ingredient Crockpot Chicken and Gravy with Noodles

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This crockpot chicken and gravy recipe is a great choice for weeknights when you want something comforting, filling, and delicious – without a lot of prep time to make it happen. It’s a simple recipe with juicy chicken with the perfect texture in a savory sauce served over tender egg noodles. Grab your handful of ingredients, take a few minutes to start this chicken and gravy crockpot recipe, then right before serving, prep some noodles and a quick veggie side. The whole family will love this 4-ingredient crockpot chicken and noodles recipe. Minimal effort for a family favorite.

If you love an easy meal that takes advantage of the slow cooker, be sure to try my crockpot salsa chicken, crockpot buffalo chicken, crockpot beef tip stew, or crockpot chicken thighs with potatoes, or crockpot chicken and rice next time.

Crock pot chicken and gravy over noodles

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

What You’ll Love About Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

  • Super easy recipe for a busy night
  • Comfort food meal for the entire family
  • Cozy, warm meal for cold weather
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Just 5 minutes of prep time

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Ingredients

This crock pot chicken with gravy comes together with just four ingredients (plus the egg noodles for serving!):

  • Chicken – I recommend using boneless skinless chicken thighs for best flavor. You could also use boneless skinless chicken breasts, but I prefer thighs as they have more flavor. Be sure to use raw chicken and if using frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge.
  • Italian Dressing Mix – This is a dry mix packet for Italian dressing that you can find in your local grocery store in the salad dressing section. Here’s an organic version if you prefer.
  • Chicken Gravy – I used a jarred chicken gravy, but cream of chicken soup could also work, though may have a slightly different flavor. You could also use homemade gravy, chicken gravy nix, or gravy packets. You’ll need 1 1/2 cups.
  • Cream Cheese – The cream cheese helps add an extra creaminess to the crockpot chicken and gravy recipe, but you could also omit it if you prefer. It’s delicious with and without it.
  • Egg Noodles – I love serving this easy chicken recipe over wide egg noodles, but it would also be delicious over mashed potatoes, rice, or even cauliflower rice.
Ingredients to make chicken and gravy crockpot recipe

How to Make Chicken and Gravy Crockpot Recipe

Ok, let’s make this chicken and gravy in the crockpot:

  • Prep chicken and gravy. Place chicken thighs in the bottom of a slow cooker and sprinkle with dry Italian dressing mix. Drizzle chicken gravy over the top and top with cubes of cream cheese.
4 ingredient crockpot chicken in crockpot
  • Cook chicken. Cook until chicken is tender and cooked through. Lightly shred chicken with forks until it’s in small pieces, stirring in cream cheese until it disappears into sauce.
Cooked crockpot chicken and gravy
  • Make pasta. Cook egg noodles according to package instructions.
  • Serve chicken and gravy. Top egg noodles with shredded chicken and gravy. Top with freshly cracked black pepper if desired.
Plate with chicken and gravy over noodles with peas on the side

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers from this crock pot chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat creamy chicken in a hot skillet or in the microwave until heated through.

Can you freeze creamy chicken?

I would not recommend freezing the chicken as the creamy sauce could change texture, but if you want to give it a try, skip the cream cheese to help lessen a shift in texture.

How to Serve 4-Ingredient Crockpot Chicken with Noodles to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

Serve the slow cooker chicken with a few sides you know they will eat. If not the pasta you are serving it with, then bread, fruit, and/or milk. You can also put a small portion of chicken and gravy mixture in a small taster bowl so they can “test it out” without the pressure of eating a full serving.

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4 ingredient crockpot chicken on a plate with noodles and peas

What to Serve with Crockpot Chicken with Gravy

All this chicken and gravy crockpot recipe needs is a simple veggie side. Here are a few of my favorite veggie side dishes:

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Crock pot chicken and gravy over noodles

4-Ingredient Crockpot Chicken and Gravy with Noodles

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

Incredibly easy, 4-ingredient crockpot chicken and gravy recipe! Serve over noodles for major comfort food that the whole family will love.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 lbs. chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • .6 oz. packet dry Italian dressing mix
  • 12 oz. jarred chicken gravy
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes.
  • 12 oz. wide egg noodles

 


Instructions

  1. Place chicken thighs in the bottom of a slow cooker and sprinkle with Italian dressing mix. Top with gravy and cubes of cream cheese.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. Right before serving, prepare egg noodles according to package instructions.
  4. Lightly shred chicken and stir in melted cream cheese.
  5. Serve creamy chicken over egg noodles and top with freshly cracked pepper if desired. 


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