This easy Mississippi Chicken is slow-cooked in the crock pot, is loaded with a ton of flavor, and only takes a few budget-friendly ingredients. A delicious, hearty, and savory comfort food recipe everyone will enjoy.
There’s nothing like a meal that’s both delicious and easy. I’ll tell you right now, nothing tastes better than easy! That’s my philosophy, anyway. That’s why I love dishes like this one. It has very little prep, and once you put everything together, the only thing left to do is just go about your day until it’s finished cooking. That’s the perfect recipe for flavor and convenience. With everyone’s life more hectic than ever, this slow cooker chicken is the answer to getting a meal on the table without a lot of time, effort, or frustration.
When my kids were still at home, recipes like this were always my first choice, and even now that they’ve moved out, I still routinely make recipes like this – this one, in particular. I may not have the responsibilities that go with the day-to-day of being a mom, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have other things I want to do with my free time. I’m always up to something, so I want all the extra time I can get. With this recipe, I can maximize my time and dinner.
Mississippi chicken is one of the easiest and most delicious chicken recipes you’ll ever make. Chicken breasts are combined with onion, au jus, ranch seasoning, butter, and pepperoncini to create that classic Mississippi flavor that we all love in the classic pot roast. Except, it’s made with chicken. After slow cooking for hours, you get a dish loaded with zest flavor and tender chicken that melts in your mouth with every bite.
Why You’ll Love This Mississippi Chicken
- It’s made in the slow cooker, so the prep is super easy.
- It’s a budget-friendly meal that uses simple ingredients.
- It only takes a few ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen or that can be easily found at your local grocery store.
Mississippi Chicken Tips and Variations
This recipe is so absolutely simple, I only have a couple of tips for it. I have some variations here, as well, that you can use to switch things up if you like.
- Always spray your slow cooker for easy cleanup
- If you decided to shred your chicken, do it while it’s as hot as possible to comfortably handle. Hot chicken shreds much better than cool chicken.
- You can use chicken thighs in place of breasts.
- For a kick of heat add sliced jalapenos.
- Add classic pot roast veggies like potatoes and carrots to the recipe for a one-pot meal.
To Shred or Not to Shred
Either is really great with this recipe. If you choose not to shred it, serve it with mashed potatoes or any of your other favorite vegetable sides. If you choose to shred it, serve it on a bun with provolone cheese. It makes a great sandwich or is delicious when served over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes.
What to Serve with Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken
This recipe is basically the same as the pot roast version, and although it’s made with chicken, the sides you can serve with it are still the same. Try sides like:
- Mashed potatoes
- Roasted potatoes
- Green beans
- Brussel sprouts
Mississippi Chicken FAQ
The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe. If you have questions, then I have the answers.
What is Mississippi chicken?
It’s a chicken recipe that uses the same flavors as Mississippi pot roast. It’s made with au jus, ranch, pepperoncini, and butter.
What type of chicken should I use?
I prefer to use breasts. That way I can decide later whether to serve them whole or shredded. Chicken thighs also work, though.
What is a good side dish with chicken?
One of the great things about chicken is how versatile it is. There are a ton of delicious sides that pair well with it.
- Mashed potatoes
- Roasted potatoes
- Baked potatoes
- Mashed cauliflower
- Brown or white rice
- Any of your favorite vegetables
- Mac and cheese
These are just a few options. You can literally serve chicken with almost anything, and it will be delicious.
Is Mississippi chicken keto-friendly?
Yes, it is. You might think that there would be a ton of carbs in the ranch dressing packet or the au just packet, but there aren’t.
Is this chicken spicy?
Not really. The pepperoncini might give your tongue a tingle, but they’re exceptionally mild.
Can you freeze Mississippi chicken?
Absolutely. This makes a great freezer meal. Place it in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
How to Store and Reheat Mississippi Chicken
You can store this chicken in the fridge for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months as directed above.
To reheat, place the chicken and juices in a baking dish and cover. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
Mississippi Chicken Ingredients
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Packet of au jus gravy mix
- Ranch seasoning mix
- Pepperoncini peppers
- Juice from pepperoncini
How to Make Mississippi Chicken
Making this recipe is just as easy as getting the ingredients together. The prep is so fast, and after that, it’s simply a matter of waiting for the slow cooker to do its thing.
Step 1: Add the Ingredients
Spray a large slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Then, add the onions followed by the chicken breasts. Next, sprinkle both seasoning packets over the chicken. Then, randomly add slices of the butter and pepperoncini all over the top of the chicken. Finally pour the pepperoncini juice into the slow cooker over all the ingredients.
Step 2: Cook
Cover with lid and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours. Enjoy!
Try This Easy Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe Today
This delicious and easy Mississippi chicken comes together in a snap, and it’s so full of flavor. All you have to do is throw in the ingredients, and in a few hours, you have yourself a delicious dinner. Serve it with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice with vegetables, and you have a complete meal that takes almost no time at all to make. It’s the perfect meal for a family on even the busiest weeknights or simply just because. Try this one out, and I know it will have a forever home in your recipe rotation.
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- 3-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 packet au jus gravy mix
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
- 8-10 pepperoncini peppers
- ¾ cup juice from pepperoncini
- ½ cup butter, sliced
- Spray a large crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray or use a crock pot liner.
- Place onion first and then add the chicken breasts.
- Sprinkle both packets over the chicken.
- Add pepperoncini, place pads of butter randomly on top, and then pour the juice over the chicken.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 or low for 6-7 hours.
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