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Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

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Andi’s slow cooker chicken and rice is an easy meal that requires almost no prep work. It cooks while you go about your day. All you have to do is add a vegetable and dinner is ready.

Dinner plate filled with chicken and rice and broccoli, ready to eat.

Creamy rice and tender chicken makes for a popular meal. Just stir it all together and add it to a slow cooker and like magic dinner will be ready when you are.

We grew up eating chicken and rice. It was comforting, filling and always popular.

Served chicken and rice in front of slow cooker filled with the rest of the meal.

I believe a friend had brought it over after a baby was born and we liked it so much she requested the recipe. It was an oven baked chicken and rice that was tasty.

So when I saw this crockpot recipe from my husband’s aunt, I knew we had to try it. Of course it was a hit with my family now too.

Making the chicken and rice

Recipes really don’t get much easier than this. Just stir together some water, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix and spices.

Then you stir in some rice. I used a mix of white rice and brown rice.

Ingredients ready to be made into creamy chicken and rice.

You can use pretty much any rice you want, but long grain rice works well. Now just put some chicken on top.

Strips of chicken breast work well because they cook evenly. I used chicken tenderloins.

You can use skinless boneless chicken thighs if you prefer. You can even use bone in chicken if you want, just make sure it is cooked through with a meat thermometer before serving it.

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Close up of creamy rice with chicken on top ready to eat.

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Dinner plate filled with chicken and rice and broccoli, ready to eat.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Carlee
Andi's slow cooker chicken and rice is an easy meal that requires almost no prep work. It cooks while you go about your day. All you have to do is add a vegetable and dinner is ready.
4.92 from 23 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • cups long grain rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts

Instructions
 

  • Spray slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Stir together rice, water, soup mix, seasonings and soups in slow cooker.
    1½ cups long grain rice, 3 cups water, 1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup, 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • Layer chicken on top of rice mixture.
    2 pounds chicken breasts
  • Cook on low for 5-7 hours or high for 3.5-4 hours. Check to make sure the rice is cooked to you liking and the chicken is 165°F before serving.
  • Serve chicken over rice or shred it and stir it in.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 51gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 763mgSugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Sandy Rees

Thursday 31st of March 2022

Your memory serves you correct. It was Paula who brought us chicken and rice after one of your siblings was born. Boy did that hit the spot. I can’t wait to make it in the slow cooker. Great idea!!

Carlee

Thursday 31st of March 2022

I thought that is where the recipe came from, but I wasn't 100% sure!