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Crockpot Mississippi chicken is a quick chicken recipe that uses ranch, peperoncini and gravy. An easy dinner idea that has incredible flavor. Place everything in the slow cooker in the morning and this will be ready by dinner time!

stacked Mississippi chicken sandwiches stacked.
A plate of stacked Mississippi sliders

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This Mississippi chicken crockpot recipe is a spin off from the popular Mississippi pot roast, and comprises the same flavors, but with chicken in place of beef. This savory chicken dish consists of au jus gravy, ranch dressing, and peperoncini peppers.

This is a superb chicken dish packed with flavor to add to your dinner rotation! If you’re a Mississippi pot roast fan, give it a try with chicken!

Mississippi chicken on rolls.
Mississippi chicken on Hawaiian rolls

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A true crockpot recipe, you can literally fix it and forget it and there’s only about 5 minutes of prep time.
  • This recipe really works well with just about any kind of meat such as beef, chicken, or pork.
  • Super delicious and only 5 ingredients.
  • The chicken produces plenty of juices so you don’t have to add much liquid to this.
  • Pairs perfectly over rice, noodles, or potatoes!
  • This recipe is budget friendly and easy to make.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Whole Chicken – I use a whole chicken for this dish, but boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs would also work well.
  • Au Jus seasoning packet the Au Jus seasoning packet adds flavor to the dish and tastes great as a seasoning for the chicken.
  • Ranch seasoning packet much like the Au Jus seasoning packet, the ranch seasoning sauce packet will give your chicken more flavor.
  • Butter – adds a richness of flavor to the dish.
  • Peperoncini Peppers use peperoncini peppers to add a savory kick to your chicken while enhancing its flavor.

How To Make This Recipe

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crockpot Mississippi chicken process

Step 1:

Place chicken in the crockpot. Add the peppers to the crockpot and pour the pepper juice over the chicken.

Step 2:

Sprinkle the seasoning packets over top of the chicken.

Step 3:

Slice the butter and place all over the chicken.

Step 4:

Secure the lid on the crockpot and set heat to high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.

Step 5:

Once the chicken is done cooking, insert a meat thermometer into a few thick places of the chicken to ensure the chicken has reached a temperature of 165 F.

Step 6:

Shred the chicken and remove all bones.

close up view of Mississippi sliders.
Scrumptious plate of Mississippi sliders

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Chicken thighs or boneless, skinless chicken breasts work great in place of a whole chicken.
  • You can thicken up the gravy with a little cornstarch and serve the extra gravy over mashed potatoes!
  • Try banana peppers in place of peperoncini peppers!
  • Toss in a few onions to add a little extra pizzazz to the dish.
  • Make a shredded chicken sandwich and add your favorite cheese.
  • Serve with sides such as baked beans, potato salad, macaroni and cheese or a garden salad.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freezing: Allow the shredded chicken to cool to room temperature. Place in freezer bags, lay flat and freeze for 4-6 months.

crockpot mississippi sandwiches on a plate.
Flavorful Mississippi chicken

FAQ

What is Mississippi chicken?

Mississippi Chicken is a spin off from the popular dish Mississippi Pot Roast; a combination of five ingredients: meat, au jus gravy mix, ranch dressing mix, peperoncini, and butter.

What different kinds of meat can I use?

This recipe really works well with just about any kind of meat! Beef, chicken, or pork are all great options. Try using chicken breasts or thighs in place of a whole chicken.

How do I serve Mississippi chicken?

Mississippi chicken can be served in a variety of different ways. I love serving it on a bun with a slice of cheese. It’s also great with noodles, rice, potatoes, veggies. The juice from the dish makes a great gravy to pour over potatoes and rice.

Can I make Mississippi chicken without the butter?

If you choose to use chicken thighs you can eliminate the butter. Chicken thighs have enough fat and juices that butter isn’t needed.

Is this dish spicy?

I don’t think this dish is really spicy. The peperoncini peppers add a unique flavor profile, and a lot of the spiciness gets cooked out.

Yield: 6 Servings

Crockpot Mississippi Chicken

Mississippi chicken on rolls.

Crockpot Mississippi chicken is a quick and easy chicken recipe that uses ranch, pepperoncini and gravy. An easy dinner idea that has incredible flavor. Place everything in the slow cooker in the morning and this will be ready by dinner time!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds whole chicken
  • 6 pepperoncini peppers, plus about 1/3 cup of juice from jar
  • 1 package Au Jus seasoning packet
  • 1 package Ranch seasoning packet
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in the crock pot. Add the peppers to the crock pot and pour the pepper juice over the chicken.
  2. Sprinkle the seasoning packets over top of the chicken.
  3. Slice the butter and place all over the chicken.
  4. Secure the lid on the crockpot and set heat to high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.
  5. Once the chicken is done cooking, insert a meat thermometer into a few thick places of the chicken to ensure the chicken has reached a temperature of 165°.
  6. Shred the chicken and remove all bones.

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