Thursday, October 20, 2011

Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice

I am always always always looking for a yummy and EASY dinner recipe.  And I have found the easiest dinner this side of a crock pot!  I went scouring the Internet for some chicken and rice recipes and came across this one.  I can not remember where I found it because I would love to give the creator their props.  I am sure it was somewhere on pinterest!  Anyways. the ingredients are really  simple. 
First, I trimmed all the fat off of my chicken breast and added it to the bottom of the crock pot.  Always remember to spray your cock pot with Pam cooking spray to avoid sticking.  I then added the chopped onion and cream of chicken.

Now cook the chicken in the crock pot:
High: 3-4 hours
Low: 6-7 hours
I cooked my chicken on high for 4 hours.  Now before I go on the the next step I always check the chicken to make sure it is cooked all the way through.  When I went to check this the chicken started falling apart on my fork so I was pretty sure it was done!
Next I cooked my Zatarain's rice according to the directions on the box.  I followed the microwavable directions because I have never really tasted a difference before stove top and microwave when it comes to these instant rice mixes.  So, I go with the easiest!  I then added the cooked rice, cheese and corn to the crock pot and let it cook for about 5 minutes so the corn heats up and cheese melts.
If you look carefully (don't! ha ha) you will see like an idiot I had added my rice before cooking it.  That is because I didn't read all of the directions the first time.  Dumb Dumb Dumb.  I was then forced to scoop out the rice, use another box to cook it and then re add it.  I was so mad at myself for messing up and wasting a box of rice I did not even get a final picture of my dinner!  Oh well, we live and learn.  So anyways... Once this is done, stir the ingredients all together and serve. It was delicious and so easy.  I will definitely be making this one again!

Creamy Chicken and Rice

4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 large Vidalia onion (chopped)
8 ounce box of Zatarain's Yellow Rice Mix (cooked)
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)


Update:  I was told the original recipe came from Southern Plate.  Thanks for informing me... now to go check out more of her recipes!

54 comments:

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    1. I have never tried freezing it, so I am not sure? If you do, please let me know! :)

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    2. I'm late on this, but the last time I made it, I doubled it and froze half. To reheat, I put it back in the crock for 6 hours on low. It was perfect!

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    3. Thanks Amy for the tip! Gonna make this this weekend and I'm planning to freeze half of it.

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  3. http://www.southernplate.com/2010/09/slow-cooker-cheesy-chicken-and-rice-the-downside-of-being-a-swan-princess.html# is the original post!

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    1. Thanks! I will update my post with this site!

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  4. Do you have the nutritional info for this?

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  5. I made it and it was delish! Super filling... I did try freezing it, it did not go well...

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  6. Family of picky eaters loved it! Thanks for this quick and delicious recipe.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it!! It is soooo yummy, now I am going to have to make myself some very soon. :)

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  7. These are what I like to make. The throw it together and let it cook kind of meal. Thanks. I will try this and link back sometime soon.

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  8. Can you use frozen chicken breasts or do they need to be thawed?

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    1. I used thawed. However, I do not see why you couldn't use frozen, you would just have to cook it longer.

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  9. I used frozen chicken tenders on 4 hours high and they turned out great.

    Thank you for the recipe! It was SO easy and some different. :)

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  10. We have lots of chicken so I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try.

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  11. Don't be mean to your self. You believe more of what you say about your self than what others say about you. (smart Smart Smart) not dumb dumb dumb. Thanks for recipe. Making it for dinner.

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  12. Don't be mean to your self. You believe more of what you say about your self than what others say about you. (smart Smart Smart) not dumb dumb dumb. Thanks for recipe. Making it for dinner.

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  13. whats the points??

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  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It sounds wonderful and I can't wait to try it.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks wonderful and I can't wait to try it!

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  16. You could probably add the recommended amount of water on the rice box and not have to cook it first.

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  17. do you add water with the soup?

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    1. I've made it and there's no water with the soup

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  18. Love love love this recipe! I have made it a couple times and it is delicious! I adjusted the cooking times the last time and the chicken was soooo tender! I started on high for 1 hour and then dropped it to low for 4 hours.

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  19. I love love love this recipe! I have made it several times and it is delicious. I adjusted the cooking time the last time I made it and the chicken came out soooo tender! I started it off on high for 1 hour then reduced it to low for 4 additional hours. This one is a keeper!

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  20. I know that onions are commonly used to cook beef and chicken, adds flavor and what not, but i cannot convince by boyfriend of this. He is really picky, is it at all possible to make this recipe without the onions and have it turn out okay?

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    1. I have never tried it without the onions, so I can not tell you for sure. Maybe if you added an onion powder?

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    2. we were out of onions and i wasn't able to run to the store. i just used onion powder.. however it's cooking now so not sure how it will turn out. :)

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    3. We never use the onions, no one in our family likes them!! Turns out amazing every time!

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    4. Why don't you make it and just don't tell him what's in it?

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    5. People who don't like onions (myself included) really don't like onions. I can smell them in food before the plate hits the table. Unless there's a special request from a friend or family I never cook with them and interestingly enough no one ever misses them!

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  21. Do you need to do anything to the chicken while its cooking? Like stir it or flip it?

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  22. Do you have to do anything to the chicken while its cooking? Like stir it of flip it?

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    1. no just put the cover on the crockpot...do not touch the chicken...no need to turn it or touch it! That is why love my crockpot...no fuss cooking.

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  23. Do you shredd the chicken when the dish is finished? Just curious! Trying to gauge if it will feed 7 people.

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  24. i just saw this recipe off pinterest and decided what a perfect night to make such simple meal. while i glanced at your blog and noticed your picture. i just wanted to give you kudos for your amazing change you've made. congrats on you're new life style. i definitely know it wasn't easy. i'm now going to be following if that's okay of course. :)

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  25. Have you ever tryed it without the corn? Do u think it would make a difference if I dont add it? Thanks :)

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  26. This looks really good! I think tomorrow is a good day to try it :) I do not have the same kind of rice but I got some wild/long grain I can use :) thanks for sharing. Yum!!

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  27. I'm trying it right now, It's cooking in the crock right now, I hope it turns out well I plan on using peas instead of corn though

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  28. I'm trying it right now, it's cooking in the crock as I type lol...I plan on using peas instead of corn though

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  29. I fixed it with peas and added a piece of slice cheese just to add so more cheese flavor and it was straight delicious!

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  30. Making this as we speak! Throwing in some broccoli as well. I'm a novice cook so I'm giving this a whirl. Thank goodness the b/f cooks very well!!

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  31. Is this really salty? I can hardly stand the rice mixes due to their extreme saltiness. have you ever tried plain rice, or used other veggies instead of corn? Thanks

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  32. So your putting the whole chicken on botton not chopping it or cutting it in half I just want to make sure. And im glad you said something about rice I probably would jave done the same thing.

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  33. Made this for dinner today, was super easy & by far the BEST chicken & rice I have ever had! I have a mini crock pot so I had to cut the recipe in half but it was still enough for my family of 4 to have seconds with enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Even my super picky 3 year old had 2 bowls! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely make this again & share with friends!! (fyi I did cut the chicken into tender sized slivers, just so it would fit in my pot better.)

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  34. This is a really great Chicken and Rice recipe. I'm so glad I found it!


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  35. I make this all the time. It's delicious.

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