Mississippi Chicken – if you want to make a moist and flavorful chicken dinner that does not take long to prepare, try this Mississippi Chicken recipe. It’s an easy dump and go recipe that gets rave reviews, and it tastes great over mashed potatoes or rice!

white bowl filled with mashed potatoes and shredded Mississippi chicken

 

What Is Mississippi Chicken?

Mississippi Chicken is a savory chicken dish consisting of au jus gravy, ranch dressing, and peperoncini peppers. It is flavorful with a savory kick that will taste great when served with different sides, or over mashed potatoes or rice. It is a dish that you can prepare on the stovetop or in the slow cooker, depending on your preference.

Mississippi Chicken Ingredients

If you want to make Mississippi Chicken, you will need the following ingredients to get started:

 

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast. Get chicken breast without the skin and bones to not have to deal with the mess later.
  • Ranch Dressing Packet. The ranch dressing packet adds flavor to the dish and tastes great as a seasoning for the chicken.
  • Au jus Sauce Packet. Much like the ranch dressing packet, the au jus sauce packet will give your chicken more flavor.
  • Peperoncinis. Use peperoncini peppers to add a savory kick to your chicken while enhancing its texture.

chicken breasts, seasoning packets, and a bowl of peperoncini peppers on a wooden cutting board

How to make Mississippi Chicken in the Crockpot – Step by Step

Step 1: Prep Your Chicken

Start by removing your boneless, skinless chicken breast from the package and placing it in the bottom of the Crock-Pot.chicken breasts in a crockpot

Step 2: Toss in Your Additional Ingredients

Add both the ranch and au jus packet on top of the chicken in the slow cooker. You will place the butter on top of these packets, followed by the peperoncini peppers.chicken breasts covered with spices, butter, and peperoncini peppers in a crockpot

Step 3: Slowly Cook Your Chicken

Place your chicken on high for up to four hours or low for up to eight hours.cooked chicken in a crockpot bowl surrounded by peperoncini peppers

Step 4: Shred Your Chicken

Just shred the chicken with two forks and enjoy over rice or mashed potatoes.shredded chicken in a crockpot bowl surrounded by peperoncini peppers

Tips and Notes

Substitutes for Au Jus Gravy Mix

If you do not have au jus sauce, there are a few different substitutes that you can use to prepare this dish. You can use beef broth as a liquid alternative. If you do not have beef broth, you can combine the beef stock powder with onion powder, dried parsley, corn starch, black pepper, and garlic powder to create a homemade au jus sauce packet to use when making this dish.

white bowl filled with mashed potatoes and shredded Mississippi chicken

 

How to Make It on the Stove Top

If you do not have a slow cooker, you can still make this meal. Follow these quick steps:

Step 1: Place Your Ingredients in a Large Pot

Put your ingredients in a large stockpot. You should put them in the same order that you would if you were using a slow cooker.

Step 2: Cover Your Stock Pot

Place a cover on your stockpot. If you do not have a lid that fits, place aluminum foil on top and keep your chicken covered.

Step 3: Put Your Stove on a Low Flame

Allow the chicken to cook low and slow on the stovetop. You can come back to check on it regularly. It should cook within four hours, but you can check it periodically to ensure it is good to go before you serve it.

white bowl filled with mashed potatoes and shredded Mississippi chicken

Best Side Dishes to Add

The Mississippi Chicken is one of those entrees that go with a lot of tasty side dishes. You can serve it over mashed potatoes or rice, or eat it with other sides, including baked macaroni and cheese, egg noodles with butter, and even dumplings. Prepare your favorite sides to go with this flavorful chicken! Here are some of my favorite side dish recipes:

Other Mississippi Recipes to Try

If you love Mississippi Chicken, you will also enjoy these other Mississippi recipes:

 

white bowl filled with mashed potatoes and shredded Mississippi chicken

Other Crock Pot Chicken Recipes to Try

When you want to try other chicken recipes that you can make in the Crock-Pot, check out these delicious and simple recipes:

white bowl filled with mashed potatoes and shredded Mississippi chicken
5 from 11 ratings

Crockpot Mississippi Chicken

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
If you want to make a moist and flavorful chicken dinner that does not take long to prepare, try this Mississippi Chicken recipe. It's an easy dump and go recipe that gets rave reviews. It tastes great over mashed potatoes or rice!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 oz packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 oz packet dry au jus gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 stick
  • 5-6 jarred peperoncini peppers

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Instructions
 

Step 1: Prep Your Chicken

  • Start by removing your boneless, skinless chicken breast from the package and placing it in the bottom of the Crock-Pot.

Step 2: Toss in Your Additional Ingredients

  • Add both the ranch and au jus packet on top of the chicken in the slow cooker. You will place the butter on top of these packets, followed by the peperoncini peppers.

Step 3: Slowly Cook Your Chicken

  • Place your chicken on high for up to four hours or low for up to six hours. When you remove the lid after the allotted time, you will have the juiciest, tastiest chicken available to serve to your family! Just shred the chicken with two forks and enjoy over rice or mashed potatoes.

Notes

  • Substitutes for Au Jus Gravy Mix :If you do not have au jus sauce, there are a few different substitutes that you can use to prepare this dish. You can use beef broth as a liquid alternative. If you do not have beef broth, you can combine the beef stock powder with onion powder, dried parsley, corn starch, black pepper, and garlic powder to create a homemade au jus sauce packet to use when making this dish.
  • Stove Top Directions:Put your ingredients in a large stockpot. You should put them in the same order that you would if you were using a slow cooker. Place a cover on your stockpot. If you do not have a lid that fits, place aluminum foil on top and keep your chicken covered. Allow the chicken to cook low and slow on the stovetop. You can come back to check on it regularly. It should cook within four hours, but you can check it periodically to ensure it is good to go before you serve it
Cuisine: American
Course: Main
Calories: 324kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 137mg, Sodium: 551mg, Potassium: 581mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 546IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg
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