Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Gravy

There are lots and lots of crock pot chicken recipes on Pinterest, and it seems like many of them involve some combination that includes cream cheese, or Italian salad dressing seasoning, or both. And many of them look like this:

photo courtesy of plainchicken.com

I took a combination of a few recipes and tried to make them a little lighter, and I also added a few veggies to give the dish some color and flavor.


3 lbs. boneless chicken breast

1 14 oz. can fat-free chicken broth

3 carrots, diced

3 celery stalks, diced

1 onion, diced

2 packets of instant gravy

1 tsp rosemary

1 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

First, I cut up the carrots, onion and celery and placed them at the bottom of the crock pot.

Next, I put the chicken on top,

and covered the whole thing with the can of chicken broth. I also added the garlic powder, rosemary and a bit of salt and pepper here.

Then the chicken cooked on low for about six hours. About an hour before I served dinner, I shredded the chicken with two forks and added the instant gravy to the mix. Served over mashed potatoes, it was a great dish to serve on a cold autumn night.