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Crockpot Chicken and Rice

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Crockpot chicken and rice is a classic dinner idea for the whole family made right in your slow cooker. The very simple prep with few ingredients allows you to set it and get on with the rest of your day!

overhead of plated slow cooker chicken and rice recipe

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Chicken and rice recipes are some of my favorites because of how versatile they are – from chicken fried rice to chicken & broccoli casserole – you can create so many flavor combos.

We like to keep it simple around here though so don’t worry, this is so easy you could make it while blindfolded.

Slow cooker dinners are the best for throwing together before work so at the end of a crazy busy day, dinner will be ready & waiting.

If you’re really hungry, you’ll love pairing this with onion dill bread and quenching your thirst with some cranberry orange cider!

closeup of a bite of chicken and rice on a fork

INGREDIENTS

  • Cream of chicken soup – used for the sauce in this dish.
  • Water – just a bit of water to help cook the rice!
  • Long rice – rice makes the perfect side dish for chicken recipes.
  • Carrots – make sure you shred the carrots first.
  • Mushrooms – it really gives this dish some delicious flavor!
  • Salt and pepper – just enough for a bit of seasoning.
  • Garlic powder – to give this dish a little added flavor.
  • Oregano – oregano flavor goes great with this dish!
  • Chicken breasts – make sure you half the chicken breasts.
ingredients laid out on a table with labels indicating cream of chicken, carrots, rice, mushrooms, seasonings, and chicken breast

TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU

  • Slow cooker – this one has been our favorite for years as it is a true set-it-and-forget-it model. It even switches to warm on its own when it’s done cooking!
  • Spatulas – these are great for stirring around hot temperatures as they are heat resistant. No more worrying about the plastic melting!
  • Tongs – perfect for when you need to grab and flip meat in the crock pot.

HOW TO MAKE CROCKPOT CHICKEN

STEP ONE: Add all ingredients except the chicken to the crockpot.

STEP TWO: Add the chicken breasts and turn each one to coat in the sauce.

STEP THREE: Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or until chicken is cooked completely. Enjoy!

overhead process shots of the crockpot chicken and rice

CAN I PUT FROZEN CHICKEN IN THE CROCKPOT?

When possible, try to use thawed meat. A slow cooker is…slow. It doesn’t bring frozen meat up to a safe temperature quick enough so there is a risk of bacteria. That said, people put frozen meat in crockpots all the time, but I don’t anymore.

CAN YOU PUT RICE IN A SLOW COOKER?

YES! Make sure you have 2 cups of liquid for every cup of rice and that you are using long rice (instant will not work).

HOW DO I STORE IT?

If you have any leftover creamy chicken and rice, you can store in the fridge! Place your leftovers into an airtight container and it’ll stay good for about 5 days.

HOW LONG DO I COOK IT?

For this recipe, you can cook it on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.

plated chicken and rice on a table

NEED MORE CROCKPOT CHICKEN RECIPES IN YOUR LIFE? TRY THESE:

Crock Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken
Creamy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken
Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo
Crock Pot King Ranch Chicken
Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

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Crockpot Chicken and Rice

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Slow cooker chicken and rice is the best quick dinner idea for your whole family. It’s very simple prep with few ingredients so you can set it and get on with the rest of your day!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 625 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup 10.5 ounce
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces long rice
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 chicken breasts halved

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the cream of chicken, water, rice, carrots, mushrooms, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano into the crock pot.
  • Place the halved chicken breasts into the crockpot, making sure to flip them so they are fully coated in the sauce.
  • Cover and cook on high for approximately 4 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 625kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 57gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 1945mgPotassium: 1164mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5691IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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