Chicken and Gravy Slow Cooker Recipe

Chicken and Gravy

Chicken and Gravy Recipes really don’t get much easier than this.  But don’t let that fool you because this dish is delicious and it has so many different possibilities.  This version is the very basic version; just the Chicken and the Gravy.  If you want to add just another 5 minutes of your time, to a recipe that only takes 5 minutes to prepare, you could add all kinds of fresh or canned vegetables; onions, mushrooms or peppers, just to name a few.  Even olives are terrific.  But at least this way you’ve got a real simplified base to work with and you can run with your imagination from there.

Chicken and Gravy Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breasts
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup (Cream of Mushroom or Broccoli works great too)
1 pkg Cream Cheese
1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Calamari with Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs and Dipping Sauce

Calamari

Italian Calamari is one of my favorite appetizers.  But honestly, I don’t always like the way restaurants prepare it.  It’s kind of a hit and miss recipe for me.  You either know what you’re doing or you don’t and it’s so easy to make it just blows my mind when chefs screw it up.  So I have decided its important to add a few of my favorite Recipes over the last year that are definitely some of the best around.  My Salt and Pepper Calamari is so tender you won’t believe your mouth. Plus I talk about the secrets to that recipe in the link below.  If you’re interested in Sauteed Squid with Caramelized Onions and Seared Potatoes, then you should definitely check out this other recipe that derives it’s influence from Spain.  Both recipes, in my opinion, are absolutely incredible, and that’s why, like many of my other recipes here on Poor Man’s, I’ve decided to take the time to film Video Recipe Tutorials for each of them on my YouTube Channel to be included with the ingredients.  In fact you may or may not have seen the last video I filmed before this recipe was indeed a Cleaning and Preparing Tutorial on Whole Squid for Calamari Recipes.  If that’s something you’re interested in watching, I’ll include a link for that below as well.  With that being said, I expect you’ll very much enjoy this recipe, if not one of the others, if perfection is what you’re looking for.

How to Clean and Prepare Whole Squid
Tender Salt and Pepper Calamari
Sauteed Squid

Calamari Ingredients:

1 lb Squid, cleaned and prepared
1 dash of Salt
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1 egg
1/3 cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs (or regular Bread crumbs, then add 1 tsp Italian Seasoning)
Oil for Frying

Dipping Sauce

1/4 Mayonnaise
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Dill, fresh or dehydrated
1/8 tsp Garlic, minced