Chicken With Rice Crock Pot Recipes


Chicken With Rice Crock Pot Recipes recipes are 100% easy to follow, with ingredients that you’ll have on hand. It’s never been easier or faster to create delicious chicken recipes! Going out? No Problem! With my easy Crock Pot Chicken with Rice recipe and four different sauce combinations, you can make a delicious one-dish meal easily in your slow cooker. Plus, there are plenty of other recipes to try for extra variety.

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Crockpot cheesy chicken and rice casserole is a family favorite! Tender chicken thighs, broccoli and perfectly cooked rice smothered with cheese of course. 

If you loved Campbell’s chicken and rice casserole you’ll love our crockpot cheesy chicken and rice dinner! Here’s one of our favorite chicken crockpot recipes here on The Typical Mom blog. (originally published 9/19, affiliate links present)

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Crockpot

This is super inexpensive using chicken thighs, and cooks by itself so it’s ready when you are.

I guarantee this will become a new family favorite and you’ll add it to your monthly meal planning.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉


Chicken and Rice in Slow Cooker

  • We love this dish so much we’ve made pressure cooker chicken and rice too!

But for those of you who LOVE your slow cooker, we will show you how easy crockpot chicken and rice is to make too. 😉

These are the basic ingredients you will need. You likely have it all already in your cupboard and/or refrigerator so try it this weekend and let us know what you think!

chicken and rice crockpot

Of course you can omit the vegetables entirely but really it is a great add in, and I bet your kids will love it too.

If you prefer fresh green beans you could substitute those instead. Just cut the ends off and cut them into thirds so they are bite size.

I love ways to incorporate frozen or fresh vegetables into every meal. We started this when the girls were little and now they’d actually prefer them than a plate full of meat.

  • Really, it took some time but it is totally true.
  • Do it early, you’ll have a lot more luck that way for sure.
  • “Just one bite” was always required, and they gained an appreciation for the tastes that way.

When I find chicken on sale I make this every time.


Cheesy chicken and rice Crockpot Recipe

  1. Chicken thighs – with skin on and bone in chicken thighs is great
  2. White rice – uncooked, Jasmine is preferred
  3. 10 oz. cream of chicken soup – or make your own
  4. Chicken broth
    1. boxed or make this homemade chicken broth Instant Pot recipe

We like a lot of cheese – shredded sharp cheddar is probably our favorite but a mix of this and pepper jack is pretty awesome too.

  1. Onion
  2. Broccoli florets
  3. Garlic powder
  4. Parsley
  5. Salt and pepper

You’ll need a pan like you see here and a slow cooker of course.

crockpot chicken and rice

Slow cooker chicken and rice

Time needed: 7 hours.

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

  1. BrownBrown outsides of chicken beforehand just to get some browning on the skin. Use a skillet on your stovetop for this.
  2. Add ingredientsInside your slow cooker add in your broth, cream of celery or chicken soup and garlic powder. Whisk this together.

    Sprinkle in your uncooked rice on the bottom. I haven’t used brown rice yet for this but imagine it would be fine, just may take a bit longer to get tender.

    Broccoli and cheese are added in next in layers, followed by your chicken thighs.
  3. CookCover and cook on low 5-6 hours or until rice is tender and chicken is done all the way through. Cooking times will vary slightly depending on how thick your meat pcs. are.

    Could add more cheese on top the last 30 minutes if you wanted it over the top.

This is a great recipe for families, slow cooked all day and ready when your busy day slows down to eat!

crockpot chicken thighs

Serve with 1 piece of chicken add in cooked rice or on the side of your plate.

  • We have a lot of easy slow cooker recipes but this crockpot chicken and rice is on constant rotation here. Served at least every other week we just never seem to get tired of it!

Can you put raw chicken in a slow cooker?

Yes! We have browned or seared the outsides of our thighs here, but the insides are still quite raw when we put them inside the pot.

That is okay! With this many hours in your crockpot your chicken is cooked and will surely become fall apart tender when time is up.

Why is my chicken tough?

  • When chickenshave been bred to get as big as possible as quickly as possible they tend to remain tough no matter how you cook them.

To avoid this I always buy organic chicken. There is a HUGE difference between the two and I’m willing to spend a bit more to get tender chicken every time.

Of course you could make this like Campbell’s chicken, broccoli and rice recipe without the cheese but who would?? Ok when my husband was testing out a dairy free diet I did do this once or twice.

BUT luckily he didn’t stick to it because it’s so much better with a wallop of sharp shredded cheddar cheese.

How much chicken can you put in a crockpot?

  • Well it depends on what you’re making I guess. We used 4 but you could easily add 6 chicken thighs to make chicken and rice casserole too. 

If you’re making a whole chicken crockpot recipe then of course you’d just use one whole bird.

Can you overcook in a slow cooker?

On high, it will reach the overcook point sooner. After it reaches this simmer point, the remaining time your needs to depend on the weight and cut of meat.

For large cuts of meat cooked on their own this is more likely vs. a casserole such as this one.

  • I always recommend setting the time for the minimum listed and then check at that point to avoid overcooking.

Should you stir a slow cooker?

There is really no need to stir the food unless it specifically says to in your recipe. In fact, taking the lid off to stir food causes the crockpot to lose a significant amount of heat.



If you need an easy dinner idea, I have you covered! This Easy Creamy Crock Pot Chicken and Rice inspired from a recipe in Gooseberry Patch’s Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites is so easy and so delicious!

Chicken and rice is a dish I had never had until I met Michael. Apparently, everyone else in the world had tried it before, but I had never even heard of it. Weird right?

Well, it is right up my alley since I love chicken, and I love rice. I love Michael’s Mamaw and Papaw’s version, so when I saw this Easy Creamy Crock Pot Chicken and Rice, I knew I wanted to try it.


Note: Scroll to the bottom for the printable recipe


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup long grain rice uncooked (long cooking rice, not minute rice)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put all your ingredients in a large bowl, mix together thoroughly and pour into your 6-quart crock pot (I used Sir Hamilton, my Hamilton Beach Programmable Insulated Slow Cooker)
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring well every hour or so, it is done when your rice and chicken are done


  • This recipe is inspired from a recipe in Gooseberry Patch’s Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites.
  • When I say stir it well during the cooking process, I mean stir it all around. Top to bottom, bottom to top…all around.
  • Toward the end of cooking (the last hour or so), you will want to watch it very closely. I wasn’t sure how long exactly this would take with reworking the recipe, it took right at 3 and a half hours for mine. If I would have left it for another 30 minutes, I am sure it would have been mush instead of perfection. So, I cannot stress enough, watch it closely.
  • As with any of our recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
  • All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.

Crockpot Chicken And Rice Casserole Recipe with Bacon!

Let your slow cooker do the cooking for you tonight with this yummy Crockpot Chicken And Rice Casserole Recipe that is loaded with bacon!

Are you ready for another ridiculously easy weeknight dinner?  With this recipe you’ll just toss everything in the Crock Pot, and walk away!  Seriously… everyone is going to love this amazing Crockpot Chicken And Rice Casserole Recipe.  It’s SO easy to make.

Plus, it’s loaded with rich, savory, and creamy goodness.  Then there’s the secret ingredient that really sends it over the top.  Bacon!  Everything is better with bacon, including this rotisserie chicken and rice casserole!!

Welcome your family to your own comfort food extravaganza when you serve up this easy cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole right from your slow cooker!

Go grab your Crockpot and let’s get started!  You won’t believe how easy this recipe is to make. This really is one of my favorite condensed soup slow cooker recipes…

Crockpot Chicken And Rice Casserole Recipe


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Can You Put Raw Chicken In A Casserole?

You sure can!  The raw chicken will cook in your slow cooker along with the rice and other casserole ingredients.

Can You Put Uncooked Rice In Crock Pot With Chicken?

Yes… it works like a charm in this recipe!  You’ll combine the uncooked rice with other wet ingredients before adding it to your Crock Pot.  The rice will then cook to perfection along with all of the other ingredients.  How easy is that?!?

What Is The Point Of Condensed Soup?

For this Chicken and Rice Casserole, you’ll use condensed soup to create a rich and creamy base for the casserole.

Can You Eat Condensed Soup Without Adding Water?

Yes… in this slow cooker casserole recipe there is no need to add additional water when cooking.  Instead of water, you will use evaporated milk to ensure this casserole made in the slow cooker is loaded with as much rich and creamy flavor as possible.

Crockpot Chicken And Rice Casserole Recipe!

Let your slow cooker do the cooking for you tonight with this yummy Crockpot Chicken And Rice Casserole Recipe!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time3 hrs

Total Time3 hrs 5 mins

Course: Entree

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds Chicken Tenderloins
  • 2 cans Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup 10 ounce cans
  • 12 ounce can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 ounce packet Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning {or 3 tablespoons of this Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe}
  • 2 cups uncooked Long Grain Rice
  • 6 slices Bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional: 4 Green Onions chopped for garnish


  • Spray inside of 5 – 6 quart Crock Pot with non stick cooking spray.
  • Combine Soup, Evaporated Milk, Ranch Seasoning, Rice, and Bacon in mixing bowl, and stir until well combined.
  • Place Tenderloins in bottom of Crockpot, then pour mixture from bowl over chicken.
  • Cover Crockpot and cook on High for 2.5 hours or LOW for 5 hours.
  • Then remove lid, carefully stir rice mixture and chicken all together thoroughly, cover, and cook on HIGH for 30 more minutes, or LOW for 1 more hour.
  • Then stir entire mixture again, top mixture with Cheddar Cheese and cook for additional 5 minutes before serving.
  • Optional: Garnish with chopped Green Onions. ENJOY!

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