Crockpot Mississippi Chicken Recipe to Simplify Your Meal Prep

September 11, 2022

Crockpot Mississippi Chicken Recipe

If you’re sick of eating flavorless, dry shredded chicken in your weekly prepped meals, then this Crockpot Mississippi Chicken will simplify your meal prep and bring an abundance of flavor to your meals! 

Are you sick of tossing frozen chicken breasts in your crockpot and finishing with boring dry chicken for your recipes? You’re not alone! I, too, hate dry, boring chicken breasts, but I love the nutritional value of chicken! 

So if you’re in the same boat and looking for a new take on chicken this Crockpot Mississippi Chicken recipe will be perfect for you. 


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What do I need to Make Crockpot Mississippi Chicken?

Crockpot Mississippi Chicken

If you need a quick recipe that doesn’t take much time, or many ingredients, then Crockpot Mississippi Chicken will be perfect for you. You cannot mess it up!

Crockpot or Slow Cooker

Tomato, tomato. A slow cooker and a crockpot are the same thing. The beauty of this Mississippi chicken recipe is you can dump all ingredients in, turn on, and go about your day. It’s so easy! 

Can you make this in a dutch oven? Absolutely! I typically do it in my slow cooker though so that I can work on other things and not worry about food in my oven. If you’re using your dutch oven, I would put all ingredients in the oven at 350 degrees for at least 90 minutes to cook the chicken all the way through. 

Here is the Slow Cooker we use, and if you’d like to get into using a dutch oven, this is the Lodge Dutch oven we use!

Chicken Thighs

I know many people prefer to eat chicken breast, but I want to encourage you to try chicken thighs in your next meals. You can buy boneless skinless chicken thighs easily at the grocery store, and they have so much more flavor than chicken breast. 

Their macro content is just a little lower in protein and higher in fat, but the additional flavor is worth it! 

Seasonings

For this crockpot Mississippi chicken recipe, you won’t need a ton of seasonings, but the ones you do use will add plenty of flavor. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  1. Ranch seasoning packet
  2. Garlic Powder 
  3. Onion Powder 
  4. Paprika 
  5. Salt & pepper to taste

Pepperocinis or Banana Peppers

What really adds flavor to this Mississippi chicken recipe? Pickled peppers! I’ve made this recipe with pepperocinis and banana peppers, and I like the flavor of both. 

The key however, is to add the pepper juice or brine, to the crockpot as well. This brine is made with vinegar and adds an acidity to the recipe. 

What Recipes Should I use this Crockpot Mississippi Chicken in? 

Crockpot Mississippi Chicken

This crockpot Mississippi chicken recipe is so versatile and can be used in so many recipes which is why it is one of our favorites to use for meal planning and prep. 

Here are some ways you can use this chicken in your next meals: 

  1. Add it to a bagged salad kit to turn a salad into a meal.
  2. Pair it with rice or quinoa, hummus, feta and this cucumber salad recipe for a Greek protein bowl
  3. Use this chicken in a wrap with your favorite veggies and condiments 
  4. Serve it on a bun and feed a crowd!
  5. Cut down your cooking time by adding it to any dinner that calls for chicken, like our favorite, chicken, pea and pesto pasta

The sky really is the limit with this versatile crockpot Mississippi chicken recipe! 

Here are some other great recipes and posts! 

Easy and Versatile Crockpot Pulled Pork

Dutch Oven Smothered Chicken and Potatoes

Dutch Oven Mexican Shredded Chicken

Crockpot Mississippi Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Slow cooker or crockpot

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1 ranch seasoning packet
  • 8 ounces banana peppers or pepperocinis and juice
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a crock pot. Cook on high for four hours or low for eight.
  • Remove chicken from crockpot, and shred with two forks. Serve as you'd like.
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