Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken NO SOUP Recipe

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Chicken with a creamy gravy and made with absolutely no canned soup.

Even though we used chicken, London broil, venison, and boneless pork all can be substituted for chicken.

We added some fresh herbs however dried in a pinch will work.

The family favorite is serving this over Garlic Mashed Potatoes or as a covered smothered-in gravy chicken sandwich with thick hard-crusted Italian bread.

No matter what you decide on be it pasta noodles, rice, or even on a bed of roasted vegetables, the gravy this makes is irresistible in flavor.

Scroll down and hit print to avoid the ads and if you don't have a slow cooker, this can be made on the stovetop.

Easy Step by Step

  1. spray the slow cooker with cooking oil
  2. Add chicken with seasonings and broth
  3. Set the slow cooker on high for 4 to 6 hours
  4. Remove the chicken
  5. Add the slurry of cornstarch and cream whisked together and simmer until that thickens on high in the slow cooker
  6. Prepare what you prefer serving over
  7. Serve suggestions can be over rice, pasta, bread, vegetables, or polenta.

chicken over mashed potatoes


  1. add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy sauce
  2. make any kind of mashed potatoes whether homemade or instant, baked
  3. if you prefer thick gravy simmer it longer  
  4. slice the meat to at least 1/4 inch in thickness (it's okay if it shreds and is very tender)
  5. add more granulated garlic 
  6. add mushrooms, onion, and peppers for additional flavor
  7. chicken is adequately cooked at 165 degrees in the widest part
  8. for a garnish that looks pretty top with freshly chopped parsley
  9. best served over a bed of rice, potatoes, pasta, thick sliced bread,  or biscuits

Shopping List (scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements and hit print for no ads)

  • boneless chicken, pork tenderloin, London broil, venison roast
  • cornstarch
  • chicken broth
  • granulated garlic powder
  • parley and basil
  • heavy cream
  • a little water, chicken broth, or white wine for the cornstarch
  • dried basil and oregano
  • salt to taste
  • pepper
  • serving ideas: bread, pasta, potato, rice, polenta

mashed potatoes

What to Serve with Chicken and Brown Gravy

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Egg Noodles
Roasted Vegetables
Fried Cabbage
Keto Mashed Cauliflower
Hard Crusted No Knead Bread
Long Grain and Wild Rice

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Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken NO SOUP Recipe

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken NO SOUP Recipe

A delicious slow cooker creamy gravy made in a slow cooker with no soup added. This is served over pasta, bread, potatoes, or polenta.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 4 HourTotal time: 4 H & 10 M


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast with skin removed ( 2 large ones)
  • Note: you can also use boneless pork tenderloin or London broil
  • 2 cups chicken low sodium broth
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • salt to taste after cooking and for the pasta water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch ( you will need water, chicken broth or white wine to make a smooth flurry)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 pound of any pasta (we used linguine cooked to package instructions)
  • Optional: sliced mushrooms can be added to the chicken, sliced pepper, onions for additional flavors


  1. Spray the interior of a 4 or 5-quart slow cooker with cooking oil spray.
  2. Turn the slow cooker to high. (this will cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low 6-8 hours)
  3. Place the chicken broth in the cooker with the chicken, herbs, and granulated garlic.
  4. Remove the chicken when the middle has reached 165 degrees using an instant-read thermometer and set it aside keeping warm and covered.
  5. In a measuring cup add the cornstarch, and water and whisk together until smooth then add the cream and blend together.
  6. Pour that into the slow cooker on high heat, until the sauce thickens ( this takes around 5 to 8 minutes). and start to boil the water for the pasta you choose to serve this with.
  7. Note: you can also serve this over rice, biscuits, baked potatoes, on top of polenta, or on hard-crusted bread.
  8. Slice the chicken ( don't do this ahead of time as it will dry out) add back to the pot place on warm. until the pasta is cooked.
  9. Cook the pasta according to package instructions in salted water and drain.
  10. Serve the pasta with sliced chicken on top of the cooked pasta or whatever else you prefer in the substitutions mentioned.



  1. make any kind of mashed potatoes whether homemade or instant, baked
  2. if you prefer thick gravy simmer it longer  
  3. slice the meat to at least 1/4 inch in thickness (it's okay if it shreds and is very tender)
  4. add more granulated garlic 
  5. add mushrooms, onion, and peppers for additional flavor
  6. chicken is adequately cooked at 165 degrees in the widest part
  7. for a garnish that looks pretty top with freshly chopped parsley
  8. add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy sauce
  9. best served over a bed of rice, potatoes, pasta, thick sliced bread, or biscuits

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

14.43 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

7.69 g

Carbs (grams)

11.26 g

Fiber (grams)

0.35 g

Net carbs

10.91 g

Sugar (grams)

1.08 g

Protein (grams)

27.68 g

Sodium (milligrams)

177.52 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

106.2 mg

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  1. Yum!!! This looks delicious and a perfect meal for this time of year. Love those dumplings!

  2. Great comfort food! Pam is right - perfect for this time of year!

  3. Looks delicious Claudia. I'd say perfect for a cool fall day...but since we don't have any cool fall days, its just perfect for anytime.

  4. This dumpling recipe is very good. Comfort food at its best!

  5. Claudia,
    You know how I love my crock pot, always enjoy a new slow cooker recipe!


    I was talking to my mom about how desperate I am to find a GOOD chicken and dumpling recipe.

    You have done it, Claudia!

  7. What a perfectly delicious and comforting meal! Yum!

  8. such a gorgeous picture,claudia!and the recipe is special for autumn,full of flavours and energy!

  9. I love slow cooker recipes! This looks incredibly tasty and easy -- my favorite combination. Am adding this to my list of favorite must-trys.


  10. like the taste of this with the marsala, great idea using the crockpot, have always made mine on the stove...

  11. whoa...Claudia, this looks mouthwatering! I love this kind of dish...comforting and delicious!

  12. Lovely recipe. Great flavor profile. Fantastic photo as well.


  13. WIth autumn in the air, I was just contemplating getting my crock pot out - I think the crock pot is hugely underrated. This looks delicious - I'm adding it to my crock pot repertoire - thanks for sharing!

  14. Claudia - I'm so ready to start using my crockpot again. I was telling Hubby I'm going to try making chicken and dumplings...I think he'll luv this! :)

  15. In the crock pot, I never would have even tried this! Looks fabulous Claudia and I've been craving something Marsala lately... Must be the weather :)

  16. Gosh, Claudia, that chicken looks really good! Seriously. I think I could even see the steam coming off of it...nice!

  17. What a great shot! This is very serious comfort food Claudia! I love the Italian twist you put to it. Just delicious!

  18. Comforting and very tasty recipe! I want now for my dinner :)



  19. Claudia, this is truly a comforting meal, so perfect for one of those chilly night!

  20. Done in a crockpot??? Be still my heart - I definitely must do this. Thrill the family, thrill my stomach. Gorgeous photo!

  21. I realize that I should stop looking at food blogs late at night, but that photo has me seriously drooling. Looks fantastic!

  22. Oh, this sounds fabulous! Warm, comforting and bursting with flavor =)

  23. First off Claudia...that capture of your dish is fabulous!

    Alright then...for one, I'm glad to be able to say I'm definitely BMarking this recipe for when I get the right slow cooker. I say this excitement of bringing home my very first crockpot...dwindled right back to the store. I'll have to do a little more research on the one I finally get...hopefully soon.

    I can't wait to make these slow type recipes ;o)

    Ciao for now,

  24. That is a gorgeous meal I would eat regardless of the weather. The photo is just mouthwatering!

  25. I'm always looking for crock pot recipes. I will try this. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Now you did it, you got me craving chicken marsala. I am a bachelor for next week and won't be cooking any big meals. What am I going to do.


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