Oven Baked Chicken and Gravy

An easy to make casserole for busy weeknights! Oven Baked Chicken and Gravy is the ultimate comfort food. Perfect with potatoes or rice.

Over the summer I started a bad habit. Not cooking dinner. We were out and about, in and out at different times every day. I got away from having dinner at a certain time each day and was just happy if I managed some semblance of a meal a few times a week.

I’ve been trying to get back to the basics this season and make dinner a priority. That means having easy meals on hand at all times. This oven baked chicken and gravy is one of those meals that my family loved.

piece of chicken on a platter with broccoli

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • only 6 ingredients
  • use chicken breasts or your other favorite cut of chicken
  • easy gravy
  • creamy parmesan cheese
  • ready in under 45 minutes

What cut of chicken is best for baking?

Most often we have boneless skinless chicken breasts in the freezer ready for quick meals. That’s what we used in this recipe because they cook up quick and easy. There are two other options we’ve tried:

  • chicken tenders
  • boneless skinless chicken thighs

We don’t prefer to use skin-on chicken because it doesn’t crisp up. But you can certainly use it if you don’t mind that.

chicken and gravy in a casserole

Ingredients for an Easy Gravy:

This recipe uses pantry items to make a quick and easy gravy:

**Pro Tip: Buy a block of parmesan cheese and shred it right before sprinkling it on the chicken. The cheese will melt in making the gravy perfectly smooth. If you use canned parmesan cheese, it will not melt in easily.**

How to Make Oven Baked Chicken and Gravy

  • Lay chicken flat in a greased 9×13 pan. Lay sliced onions over the chicken.
  • Mix one cup of water with the cream of chicken soup. Pour this over the chicken. Sprinkle the gravy powder over the top. Pour the rest of the water over everything.
  • Top with parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 10 minutes at 425º Fahrenheit. Then uncover and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes.
chicken and gravy in a casserole

Recipe Variations

  • Use cream of mushroom or any other cream gravy you’d like! Even cheddar cheese soup would be delicious.
  • If you like onions, use onion soup mix for a twist.
  • Use cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan.
bite of chicken on a fork

What to Serve with Chicken and Gravy

Since this casserole already has chicken and gravy, we simply like to serve it alongside rice (or cauliflower rice for low carb), mashed potatoes or my personal favorite, spaghetti squash.

A side of steamed broccoli, roasted cauliflower and dinner rolls complete the meal.

piece of chicken with gravy over potatoes
piece of chicken with gravy over potatoes

Oven Baked Chicken and Gravy

5 from 2 votes
Only 6 ingredients, this Oven Baked Chicken and Gravy makes an easy weeknight meal that is ready in under 45 minutes. Use the creamy gravy over potatoes or rice.
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (trimmed and pounded to an even 1" thickness)
  • 1 medium white onion sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups water divided
  • 10.5 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup (1 can)
  • 1 envelope chicken gravy powder (0.87 ounces)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (freshly shredded)

Instructions
 

  • Lay chicken flat in a greased 9×13 pan.
  • Lay sliced onions over the chicken.
  • Mix one cup of water with the cream of chicken soup. Pour this over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the gravy powder over the top.
  • Pour the rest of the water over everything.
  • Top with parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 10 minutes at 425º Fahrenheit.
  • Then uncover and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 626mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 290
Keyword 45 minute dinner, easy chicken recipe

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Dana
8 months ago

5 stars
I found and made this recipe on Pintest a couple of weeks ago and it instantly became one of my husband and son’s absolute favorites! They said that I could make it weekly and never get tired of it. Gonna make it again tonight! Thank you for sharing it! 🥰