This hearty and delicious slow cooker chicken and rice recipe is super easy to make and tastes amazing. Tender chicken breasts are slow-cooked and served over rice for one of the easiest weeknight dinner recipes the whole family will enjoy.
I’m a huge fan of using the slow cooker. When my kids lived at home, I used it all the time. It was the perfect way to get a delicious, hearty meal on the table with minimal effort. Because let’s face it, we moms don’t have a ton of time to spare, do we? Now that my kids are off on their own, I still find myself using my slow cooker frequently. Although I don’t use it almost every time I cook like I used to, I still do use it quite a bit.
After all, my kids maybe grown, but I still have things to do, and I like a little downtime. When I cook meals in my slow cooker, I save so much time that I can focus on other things. When the kids come over for family dinner, I love to use the slow cooker, as well to make delicious dishes like this one so I can maximize family time.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
This recipe is as easy as it is delicious. With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily create a meal that satisfies even the biggest eaters. Boneless chicken breasts, onions, seasonings, gravy mix, and cream soup came together to create a rich, creamy, and hearty chicken dish that’s perfect over rice or mashed potatoes and served with a side of vegetables. It only takes a few minutes of prep, and then you simply wait for the slow cooker to do its thing. It doesn’t get easier or more delicious!
Why You’ll Love This Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
- It’s super easy to make and only uses simple ingredients.
- The chicken is super tender and so flavorful.
- It’s a great crock pot chicken recipe to use in tacos, burritos, and over mashed potatoes.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Tips and Variations
I have just a couple of quick tips to help ensure your chicken and rice comes out as deliciously as possible. I also have some variations that I think you’ll enjoy, as well.
- Always spray your slow cooker with nonstick spray to ensure nothing sticks.
- It’s important that you put the onions on the bottom of the slow cooker so they cook and soften completely.
- Try this recipe with chicken thighs, turkey breast or pork chops.
- Add your favorite vegetables like broccoli to the slow cooker to make a veggie version.
- Make a low-salt version of this recipe using low-sodium cream soup and onion soup mix.
What to Serve with Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
Of course, rice works so well with this chicken recipe that it’s right there in the name. You can also serve it over mashed potatoes for a delicious change of pace. You can also serve it alongside any of your favorite veggies like green beans, carrots, asparagus. They all work wonderfully!
What size slow cooker should I use for this recipe?
A 6-quart or larger slow cooker works well. 6-quart is the smallest that will easily hold the ingredients, so keep that in mind.
Can you put raw chicken in a slow cooker?
Absolutely. Slow cookers are designed to cook any raw food slowly, so chicken is perfectly safe to cook in it.
Can you put frozen chicken in a slow cooker?
Yes. It will increase the cooking time, but it won’t impact the flavor of the chicken.
How long will leftover chicken and rice last in the fridge?
It will last for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
How to Reheat and Store Leftovers
You can store this dish in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For longer storage, freeze it in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. To reheat this recipe, simply place it in the slow cooker on high until heated through. You can also place it in a pot on the stove over medium-low heat until heated through.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Medium onion, chopped
- Garlic powder
- Slap Ya Mama
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Packet brown gravy mix
- Packet Lipton® onion soup mix
- Cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup
- Cooked white rice or brown rice
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
Making this recipe is just as easy as the ingredient list. It takes about 10 minutes of prep. Then, just wait for the slow cooker to finish cooking it.
Step 1: Prep
Spray a 6-quart or larger slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: Cook the Dish
Add the onions to the bottom of the slow cooker followed by the chicken, seasonings, brown gravy mix, onion soup mix, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
Step 3: Shred and Serve
Shred the chicken, stir, and then serve over rice or mashed potatoes and with your favorite vegetables if desired. Add shredded cheddar cheese for even more deliciousness.
Try This Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Today
This slow cooker chicken and rice is simple and delicious. It’s the perfect combo if you ask me, and it’s also the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. It only takes a few minutes of prep and a few hours in the slow cooker, and you’ll have a hearty meal full of protein and flavor that everyone in the family will love. Give it a try. I’m sure you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
More Delicious and Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken – A delicious and budget friendly chicken recipe that is slow cooked with all the classic Mississippi flavors that we love in a pot roast except made with chicken. So good!
Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes – This is an easy sheet pan dinner made with honey glazed chicken breasts and potatoes. The perfect weeknight dinner recipe that is quick and easy meal.
Malibu Chicken – This popular chicken breasts recipe is made with fried chicken, Swiss cheese and ham, with a dipping sauce that just completes the meal. Delicious!
And, here are some delicious Crockpot Crack Chicken Sandwiches, from Deliciously Seasoned, that you might enjoy!
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 packet brown gravy mix
- 1 packet Lipton® onion soup mix
- 10.75 ounce cream of chicken soup
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 cups cooked rice
- In a 6 quart crockpot, spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Add onions to the bottom of the crockpot followed by the chicken breasts, seasonings, brown gravy mix, onion soup mix, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
- Shred chicken, stir, and then serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
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