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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken is a combination of five simple ingredients that comes together to make an amazing dish.

Servings: Makes 6 ( 5 oz.) servings 

GREEN: 5 SmartPoints per serving 

BLUE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

 

What is Mississippi Chicken?

Mississippi Chicken is a spin off from the popular dish Mississippi Pot Roast; a combination of five ingredients: one packet of au jus gravy mix, one packet of ranch dressing mix, pepperoncini, light butter, and chuck roast-but replacing the chuck roast with boneless, skinless chicken. 

What kind of chicken can I use?

  • skinless, boneless chicken thigh ( the point value will vary if using chicken thighs)
  • skinless, boneless chicken tenders
  • skinless, boneless breasts-cut in half

 

How do I make this Mississippi Chicken?

You can this Mississippi Chicken in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.

If you are making this in the Instant Pot you will:

Place chicken broth at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Put the chicken tenders or halved chicken breasts in the bottom of Instant Pot.

Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix & gravy mix over the chicken.  

Add the pepperoncinis and juice.

Top with light butter.

Turn the steam release knob to the sealing position. Press the “Pressure Cook/Manual Button” and select 8 minutes.

When the cook time is finished, let it sit for a 5 minute “Natural Release.”

Turn to the “Venting” position to “Quick Release” and to let out the remaining pressure.

What can I serve with this Mississippi Chicken?

This chicken can be shredded with a fork  and served with:

  • Inside a dinner or ciabatta roll.
  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Mashed cauliflower.
  • Rice-white or brown.
  • Loaded mashed cauliflower. Click HERE for my loaded mashed cauliflower recipe.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs.  boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders ( you can use fresh or frozen but thawed), if using chicken breasts cut in half 
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 (16 oz.) jar sliced Pepperoncinis or 6 whole Pepperoncinis, (with 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet Au Jus gravy or dry brown gravy mix
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 3 Tbsp Land O’ Lakes light butter made with canola oil 

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Place chicken broth at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Put the chicken tenders or  cut chicken breasts in the bottom of Instant Pot.
  2. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix & gravy mix over the chicken. Add the pepperoncinis and juice. Top with light butter.
  3. Turn the steam release knob to the sealing position.
  4. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual Button and select 8 minutes.
  5. When the cook time is finished, let it sit for a 5 minute Natural Release.
  6. Turn to the “Venting” position to Quick Release and to let out the remaining pressure.
  7. This chicken can be shredded with a fork to serve on sandwich rolls or I love it served over mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, rice, or my loaded mashed cauliflower.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Place the chicken tenders or halved chicken breasts into the slow cooker. Add chicken broth.
    Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix and gravy mix over the chicken and broth.
  2. Add the pepperoncinis and juice. Top with light butter.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours. 
  4. This chicken can be shredded with a fork to serve on sandwich rolls or I love it served over mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, rice, or my loaded mashed cauliflower.

 

Servings: Makes 6 ( 5 oz.) servings 

GREEN: 5 SmartPoints per serving 

BLUE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints per serving 

 

Yield: 6

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

This Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken is a combination of five simple ingredients that comes together to make an amazing dish!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs.  boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders ( you can use fresh or frozen but thawed), if using chicken breasts cut in half 
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 (16 oz.) jar sliced Pepperoncinis or 6 whole Pepperoncinis, (with 1/4 cup juice),
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet Au Jus gravy or dry brown gravy mix
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet dry Ranch Dressing mix
  • 3 Tbsp Land O' Lakes light butter made with canola oil

Instructions

    Instant Pot Directions:

    Pour chicken broth at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Put the chicken tenders or cut chicken breasts in the bottom of Instant Pot.
    Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix & gravy mix over the chicken. Add the pepperoncinis and juice. Top with light butter.
    Turn the steam release knob to the sealing position.
    Press the "Pressure Cook/Manual Button" and select 8 minutes.
    When the cook time is finished, let it sit for a 5 minute "Natural Release"
    Turn to the "Venting" position to "Quick Release" and to let out the remaining pressure.
    Shred chicken with a fork to serve on sandwich rolls or serve the chicken with mashed potatoes or my loaded cauliflower mash. 


    Slow Cooker Directions:

    Pour chicken broth or water in the bottom of slow cooker. Place chicken tenders or cut chicken breasts on top.
    Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix and gravy mix over the chicken and broth.
    Add the pepperoncinis and juice. Top with light butter.
    Cover with lid and cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours. 
    Shred chicken with a fork to serve on sandwich rolls or serve the chicken with mashed potatoes or my loaded cauliflower mash. 


    Servings: Makes 6 ( 5 oz.) servings 

    GREEN: 5 SmartPoints per serving 

    BLUE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

    PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints per serving

Notes

This chicken can be shredded with a fork to serve on sandwich rolls or I love it served over mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, rice, or my loaded mashed cauliflower.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 985mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 35g

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Joan Smith

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Made this chicken for the first time last night. It was delicious! My husband really liked it too. I may add more peppers next time. I think I will already make it again next week.

Rosaria

Thursday 14th of January 2021

I made this tonight and it was sooo good! My husband said it’s his favorite recipe I’ve made since starting WW almost 5 months ago. This one will stay in rotation. I served mine as a bowl with brown rice and sautéed spinach.

Martha

Thursday 15th of October 2020

This is an amazing full flavor recipe, my son is a firefighter & added this to one of the meals he prepared for his co workers, it's so easy, they love it!! Do you know how many calories per serving?

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