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Mississippi Chicken

Break out your slow cookers! This recipe for Mississippi Chicken is so simple and so delicious!

Mississippi Chicken
Mississippi Chicken

This slow cooker Mississippi Chicken recipe is so simple to make, perfectly spicy, and great for any weeknight meal. If you're craving something uniquely Southern that the whole family will love, this recipe, straight from the recipe boxes of talented Southern chefs, is a must have. With a handful of spices, some tender roasted chicken, and fluffy wild rice, this slow cooker chicken is divine. But the real flavor in this recipe comes from the pepperoncinis! Give this recipe a try, and you'll be coming back for seconds.

From the Chef: Southern cooking is some of the best cooking around, which is why this Mississippi Chicken is a must-try. Mississippi Chicken and roast recipes are special because they include pepperoncini, giving them a spicy kick.
- Addie Gundry

This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, Essential Slow Cooker Recipes: 103 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Meals Everyone Will Love.


Preparation Time5 min

Slow Cooker Time HIGH2 hr 30 min

Slow Cooker Time LOW5 hr


  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet au jus gravy mix or brown gravy mix
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 7 whole pepperoncini
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice, for serving


  1. Lightly spray the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Lay the chicken thighs along the bottom of the slow cooker.

  3. Add the chopped onion on top, then sprinkle the ranch dressing mix and gravy mix on top.

  4. Arrange the butter on the top of the chicken. Pour the broth on top.

  5. Top with the pepperoncini.

  6. Cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours or on High for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  7. Serve over wild rice.

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I am intrigued by the combination of ingredients in this recipe. I love slow cooker recipes and this sounds like a good hearty weekend meal. I haven't used pepperoncinis with chicken so this will be an adventure. I do wonder how ranch dressing mix and gravy mix taste together.

This recipe is super simple, and I LOVE spicy food, so I've been making it a lot lately. I highly recommend Mississippi chicken for when you're going to be entertaining a large crowd )

A nice hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy. We added a few chopped fresh garlic cloves to zhoooosh the flavor up a little and home made chicken stock instead of the broth. We had ours with cauliflower rice and some roast garden veg. It was a really hearty meal with lots of lovely comforting flavors.


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