Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Easy Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

In the beginning, God created chicken……and then man created onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup – two ingredients that would make chicken dishes (and a multitude of others) taste sooooo good with very little effort.  Here is a recipe that is quick to put together and the sauce that results from it will make you want to do the happy food dance.  

4 chicken thighs or 2 chicken leg quarters*
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 packet of Lipton onion soup mix
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup flour

*I use this amount of chicken because I am cooking for two, but you can easily double the recipe or add a couple more chicken pieces (keeping the rest of the recipe as is) and it will turn out great.  If you double the recipe, I would not advise adding double the onion soup mix, just half a packet more.
 In a medium bowl, whisk together cream of mushroom soup, milk, flour, and dry onion soup mix.  Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and place in the crockpot.
Pour soup mixture over chicken.  Cook on low for 8 hours.
Sauce should thicken during cooking.  Serve chicken and gravy over wild rice or mashed potatoes.
I would love to hear your comments!