Simple Shredded Chicken in Gravy


Shredded chicken in thick gravy. Perfect to spread over biscuits, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or add veggies and use as pot pie filling. Mostly set and forget with the slow cooker.

shredded chicken with gravy over rice
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 6 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 cup salted butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 9 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine chicken, water, bouillon, rosemary, sage, garlic salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  3. Shred chicken with 2 forks and leave in the slow cooker on Low.

  4. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk chicken broth into the flour mixture, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook until gravy thickens, 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Combine gravy and shredded chicken and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
27g Fat
14g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 2138mg 93%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 193mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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