Lots of love to the inventor of the crock pot, it has made making family-friendly meals like this simple and sensational Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken and Rice a snap. This recipe is a classic family favorite and adding in cheese makes it even better. Crock Pot Chicken and Rice is all about making a delicious meal without having to spend half the day in the kitchen to do it.
Slow cooker chicken and rice is an easy recipe to change if your family likes certain vegetables or don’t eat cheese. You can always add broccoli, spinach, or mixed vegetables, you can even just keep super simple and just add the cheese. It’s one of my all-time favorite easy chicken recipes.
However, you decide to make your crock pot chicken and rice casserole you will love the little effort and time spent making it.
5 chicken breasts thin sliced
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 medium onion chopped
1 tablespoons garlic minced
2-1/2 cups white rice cooked
2 cups chicken stock
10.5 ounces cream of mushroom soup
10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
8 ounce container sliced mushrooms
2 cups cheese cut into 1-inch cubes (you can also use shredded cheese)
parsley to garnish
Cook white rice and set aside.
Spray a 6qt crock pot lightly with non stick cooking spray. Add chicken breast and season with garlic salt, pepper, onion powder, and paprika.
Add diced onion and minced garlic on top of chicken and pour in chicken stock, cream of mushroom soup, and cream of chicken soup. Cover and cook on LOW 5-6 hours, or HIGH 3-4 hours.
30 minutes before done, add in sliced mushrooms and finish cooking. Once done add in cooked rice and cheese. Cover and let sit 5 minutes for cheese to melt, stir and garnish with parsley. Serve warm.