Today is Crock Pot Day in my kitchen! I have to say that sometimes I forget about the crockpot… I mean, let’s be real here, it’s not exactly the prettiest tool in the kitchen! However, once I use them, I immediately remember why I love them so much! There is nothing better than throwing a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, turning it on, and you are free to do whatever you need to do for the next four-eight hours!
I know the saying is set it and forget it, but there’s no way I can forget about this delicious meal when those yummy smells are teasing my nose all day!
The original recipe is called Mississippi Chicken, a delicious recipe introduced by my brother-in-law. Throughout the years, I’ve kind of changed it up to fit my tastes, and you can definitely do the same! I used chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts because I think that chicken breasts can tend to dry out easier!
I also added red onions because I love the sweetness they add to the dish! Plus, onions make everything better! My sister has also added green beans or peas to hers!
This dish is typically served over rice or mashed potatoes because there’s a lot of delicious juices that come from this dish that soak deliciously into carbs. Because of all the juice, I figured these would be perfect to transform into a dipped sandwich and, therefore, the Dippy Mississippi was born!
2 pounds of frozen chicken thighs
1 large jar of pepperoncini, drained
1 medium red onion
1 stick of butter
1 packet of Au Jus gravy
1 packet of Ranch seasoning
1/2 cup of chicken stock
Mini French loaves, any crusty bread will do!
Chop the red onion into fairly thick strips, you want it to hold up during the cooking time! Then add the frozen chicken thighs, butter, both seasoning packets, drained pepperoncini, and chicken stock. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
After the 8 hours are up and your house smells amazing, place the chicken thighs on a plate. I like to shred them using two forks! In order to assemble the sandwiches, I grab some chicken using a pair of tongs and dip into the liquid before placing onto the bread. Then I grab some onions and pepperoncini. You can top with your favorite white cheese, but this is totally optional! Place the sandwich top on, and ladle some of the delicious broth into a small dipping bowl and your Dippy Mississippi’s are ready to eat!
Gosh, if I thought I loved Mississippi chicken before, it’s nothing compared to this sandwiches! I love how the sauce soaks in lightly to the sandwich with the delicious chicken and the spicy kick of the pepperoncinis! Seriously this is such an easy weekday meal, you’ll want it 7 days a week!