Crock pot chicken and rice casserole is a total classic recipe, that can be made easily in your crock pot. If you are on the hunt for the perfect crock pot chicken breast recipe, this is it. You will get that creamy base with tender pieces of white chicken, rice, and loads of cheese. Let your crock pot do the work, and come home to a savory meal.
I still to this day love using my crock pot for meal planning. As you all know I love to meal plan, it is what keeps organized, so I know ahead of time what I am making for dinner. I love to utilize crock pot meals because of the simplicity. Toss your ingredients in, set it, and let it cook. That makes this busy mama super happy. We can come home to a total comfort dish, and all I have to do is serve it up on plates. Minimal prep and we have a home cooked meal ready to go.
The Best Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole
What I love about this chicken and rice casserole is it is so flavorful and filling. I love serving this in the cooler months as a nice hearty meal is great for the kids after a long day at school, and I like to warm our bodies up from the chilly fall and winter air. All the seasonings that go into this really help add dimension to the dish and the cream soups make it a super easy prep. And don’t get me started on cheese! Our motto in our home is cheese makes everything better! Load it up, and serve for one rich, creamy and satisfying weeknight or weekend meal the whole family enjoys. Watch this become an instant family favorite.
More Of My Favorite Easy Crock Pot Casserole
How Long Does It Take Chicken To Cook In The Crock Pot
For this particular cheesy chicken and rice crockpot recipe, I cook my chicken for 3-4 hours on high. I want to be able to easily shred the chicken when I go to check it. Once I know the chicken is done I will top with my shredded cheese and cook for another 30 minutes to get the cheese nice and melted. If you are somewhat new to cooking chicken or using your crock pot, grab a meat thermometer and ensure your chicken reaches a temperature of 165 degrees. That is a safe temperature to know your chicken is done.
Truly the prep on this crock pot recipe is a breeze. Just a little dicing, pouring and mixing before you set and let it cook to perfection.
I do recommend cooking your rice as directed by the box and mixing it in at the end of the cooking process like directions show. Sometimes if you cook rice in the crock pot you will create an over-amount of starch leaving it clumpy and sticky. This recipe gives you that nice tender rice that is still in good form.
Ingredients For Crock Pot Chicken And Rice Casserole
- 4 Large Chicken Breast, Diced into Bite Small Pieces (Approx 2 lbs,)
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1 tsp. Black Pepper
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ½ tsp. Paprika
- 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
- 1 10 oz. Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 10 oz. Can of Cream of Celery Soup
- 1 14 oz. Can of Cream of Chicken Broth
- 2 Cups of White Rice, Cooked According to Package
- 2 Cups of Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
- Garnish with Green Onions or Parsley
Directions For Crock Pot Chicken And Rice Casserole
- In a Large Slow Cooker combine soups, Chicken Broth, and Spices and stir until well mixed.
- Add in Chicken PIeces and Onion and Cook on High for 3-4 Hours
- Slowly add in Cooked Rice and Stir
- Top with Shredded Cheddar Cheese
As you can see just a little bit of prep goes into this super easy chicken crock pot recipe. I think you and your family will really enjoy this meal. The leftovers are delicious as well, so make sure to take for lunch or reheat for the next night.
What is your favorite g0-to crock pot recipe?