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.

crockpot 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.

cheese chicken crockpot

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!


  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • I've made this same recipe several times and its a family favorite… the last 1/2 hour I take the chicken out, shred it up, throw it back in with 1/2 cup Minute Rice, frozen mixed veggies, turn it on high (we wait to add the cheese as we serve it), and it comes out fantastic!!! I never thought to use Zatarains!

  • Has anyone ever tried this with Quinoa? Just curious how that came out and if you cooked ahead of time or put it in dry?

  • I use Minute Rice – do not cook, just add a bag to the pot at the last 15 minutes and its perfect!

  • Does not make a difference! I've made this with no veggies and also with green beans only. My sister did it with frozen shopped asparagus and it was awesome!

  • We shred the chicken when we serve and it makes enough for 5 or 6 – but we also serve a big salad and nice big slabs of french bread and that helps to fill everyone up. One of the 5 is a 6yr old and one is a 14yr old boy… so… he counts as 2!

  • I make a dish similar to this. And I put broccoli in mine and I use cheddar broccoli rice and it is delicious

  • Hi guys. What are you cooking for dinner today? I will prepare delicious dish,
    my boyfriend likes it. Search in google: pressed beef salafisa’s

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