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Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

This deliciously moist chicken is a longtime favorite with family and friends of Darolyn Jones in Fishers, Indiana. "It’s so easy, comforting and rich." she says. "A friend shared the recipe years ago, and I adapted it by adding a few new ingredients. I like to serve it over mashed potatoes or rice."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 can (12 ounces) mushroom gravy
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the chicken, gravy, milk, mushrooms, chilies and dressing mix. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • Stir in cream cheese; cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 469 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 1740mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein.

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  • Mike
    Jan 11, 2019

    Very nice. I made as written but used 3 large breasts, 1 pkg dry mushroom gravy mix with 1 cup water, 1/2 pkg, Italian dressing mix, fresh portabellas, 1 small chopped onion, some chopped celery, 3 chopped chilis from the 4 oz can, cooked for 4 hours (no more) and corn starch to thicken. Served over white rice. The chilies got milder with the cooking and were just about right for me.

  • SummyLyn
    Aug 19, 2016

    First, this recipe is great IF YOU FOLLOW IT exactly. If you change the recipe at all it becomes your own recipe, not this recipe. I feel that if you change the recipe and make it your own, you should not then give it a low rating as you are really only rating your own recipe, not this one. That said, I made this recipe exactly as is and cooked it for 4 hours. She suggested 4 to 5 hrs so I checked it at 4 hrs and the chicken was perfectly cooked and moist. The cubed cream cheese melted perfectly into the gravy and really added a punch of flavor. The gravy was a perfect consistency. Thank you for a well rounded and easy recipe and one my family and I will enjoy for years to come!

  • msmonika
    Nov 16, 2015

    We love this recipe! It's a keeper in our home. We used cream of mushroom by mistake and it turned out perfect! Great recipe!

  • ivorykeys
    Aug 6, 2014

    This recipe makes a great Sunday dinner! Lots of flavor in the gravy......I did thicken it a bit. Next time will cook on low for 4 to 4 1/2 hrs. as 5 hrs. was too long........chicken was a bit dry. Used 4 quart crock-pot but will double the recipe next time and use 5-6 quart.

  • triciadh
    Jan 10, 2014

    I could not find mushroom gravy so I used cream of mushroom soup. It was wonderful. Also, it kept my husband guessing as to the "spiciness" the Italian Dressing gave it. The family loved it. Definitely adding it to my recipe box.

  • VixenLesa
    Oct 15, 2013

    I would have given it a five, but I did not use brown gravy or "dry " Italian dressing mix. In place of them I used cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup and lite Italian dressing. I doubled the recipe to have. left overs for the next day. because my granddaughter's fiance is a very picky eater I didn't think he would enjoy it. However, he enjoyed it so much he came for seconds and would have done thirds, but said he didn't want to appear greedy. I felt so proud, because it was a first. To "land41 ", substitute cream of chicken soup for the mushroom gravy and leave the cream cheese out to become room temperature before putting in the pot. Also let it cook an additional 30-45 minutes instead of 15 minutes. My chicken was so moist it was like I infused it. And the gravy was outstanding. This is definitely a keeper in our family.

  • JoannaF
    Jan 15, 2013

    Seems to be a strange combination of ingredients, but it turns out really tasty! Easy to make too.

  • land41
    Jan 2, 2013

    The sauce never really thickened; the cream cheese didn't completely melt into the other sauce and was a bit lumpy. IF I make this again, I'll brown the chicken first to seal in the juices so the chicken won't be so dry, and I will take about 1/2 cup of the gravy and melt the cream cheese with it before adding to the crock pot. Was not a favorite for any of my family.

  • jheath
    Jun 27, 2012

    This dish is FABULOUS! My husband and I loved it. He asked me to put in our "dinner meal rotation".

  • asj0401
    May 10, 2012

    I see why this is contest winning. When I make it I don't change one thing. It's super quick and easy!