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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken And Rice

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken And Rice – This crockpot cheesy chicken rice is your new weeknight BFF which is a golden, melty, packed with tender chicken and a satisfying dish served with brown rice and veggies.

slow cooker cheesy chicken and rice

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Rice – Quick Tips And Tricks

Brown the chicken – For extra flavor, brown the chicken in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker.
Thicken it up – If you like your dish thicker, use less water or stir in a tablespoon of cornstarch during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Leftovers – This recipe reheats beautifully! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

simple slow cooker cheesy chicken rice

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken And Rice – Recipe Variations

Spicy kick – Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the soup or rice mixture.
Herbs – Sprinkle in your favorite dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, or oregano for an extra flavor boost.
Tex-Mex Fiesta – Use taco seasoning in place of salt and pepper, and top with avocado, salsa, and cilantro.
Asian Adventure – Swap the cream of chicken soup for Asian-inspired broth, add soy sauce, and top with chopped peanuts and green onions.

slow cooker cheesy chicken and rice with cream of

How to serve this slow cooker cheesy chicken and rice?

Spoon it up – This dish is hearty enough to stand on its own but feel free to pair it with a side of steamed broccoli or a simple green salad.
Bread it up – Serve it with crusty bread for dipping and soaking up that delicious sauce.
Get fancy – Top it with chopped fresh herbs like parsley or chives for a finishing touch.

Yield: 6

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken And Rice

slow cooker cheesy chicken and rice

This slow cooker cheesy chicken and rice is your new weeknight BFF which is a golden, melty, packed with tender chicken and a satisfying dish served with brown rice and veggies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup raw brown rice
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a slow cooker, add chicken pieces, broth, cream of chicken soup, brown rice, chopped onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Give it a good stir and combine all the ingredients.
  2. Place the lid and cook on low for 7-8 hours and high for 3-4 hours or until the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
  3. Open the cover, and add in shredded cheese. Stir and cover or until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve warm with a salad side.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 433Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 73mgSodium 814mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 28g

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken And Rice – FAQs

Can I use other types of rice?

Absolutely! Wild rice, basmati, or even quinoa work great. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Can I add veggies?

Sure! Carrots, peas, broccoli, or mushrooms are all delicious additions. Simply chop them and throw them in with the rice mixture.

Can I make it healthier?

Use bone-in, skinless chicken thighs for extra flavor and protein. Swap white rice for brown for a fiber boost. Skip the butter and corn for a lighter option.

What can I serve it with?

A simple salad, roasted vegetables, or crusty bread are perfect complements.

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