Chicken, Smashed Potatoes & Gravy Recipe
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Chicken, Smashed Potatoes & Gravy Recipe

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On chilly days, I crave this yummy chicken, potatoes and gravy. Share it with the family, or take it to potlucks and watch it disappear. —Deborah Posey, Virginia Beach, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • Minced chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked chicken with 2/3 cup potatoes and 1/4 cup gravy: 456 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 927mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine potatoes and water. Microwave, covered, on high for 10-12 minutes or just until tender. Cool slightly; drain.
  2. Transfer potatoes to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add chicken, vegetables, garlic, bay leaves and 1 teaspoon pepper. Pour broth and wine over chicken and vegetables. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until a thermometer reads 165° and potatoes are tender. Remove chicken from slow cooker; tent with foil.
  3. Strain cooking juices, reserving potatoes and cooking juices; discard remaining vegetables and bay leaves. In a large bowl, mash potatoes with cream cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and enough cooking juices to reach desired consistency; keep warm.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until blended; cook and stir 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in 1 cup cooking juices, milk and remaining salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Discard remaining cooking juices. Slice chicken; serve with potatoes, gravy and, if desired, chives. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken, Smashed Potatoes & Gravy in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2015, p32

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Linda842010 User ID: 5358178 263845
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2017

"This chicken, Smashed Potatoes & Gravy recipe is good. The chicken was tender and the potatoes yummy. I did not discard the vegetables. Instead, we ate the carrots and onions. I followed the recipe as written. Next time, I will add thyme and sage for more flavor."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 250409
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"The potatoes in this dish are delicious, but after only 3 hours my chicken was a little dry. I'm glad I made the gravy for it, but that could have used a little more flavor."

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