You only need 4 ingredients to make this deliciously creamy and easy slow cooker chicken and rice recipe.
Have you ever eaten something that just made your stomach happy? Well, this slow cooker chicken and rice recipe makes my stomach about as happy as a pig in slop! It’s just so good. It’s incredibly easy, too, and perfect for folks who head off to busy days and want a good supper waiting on them when they get home.
The ingredients are simple, the recipe is easy, and the results are good. I reckon that just about says it all.
Now, I hope you didn’t skip over the part where I said you only 4 ingredients to make this slow cooker supper: chicken, onion, wild rice, and a can of cream of mushroom soup. The steps are about as easy as they come… dump the ingredients in your crockpot, go about your day, add the rice just before serving and that’s it. Dinner is served!
I’m such a fan of recipes like this and I hope you like slow cooker chicken and rice as much as my family does. Let’s get (slow) cookin’! Plus, keep scrolling for more ridiculously easy slow cooker recipes that make the best busy weeknight suppers.
- Chicken breasts
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Onion (I’m using a Vidalia onion)
- Box of long grain and wild rice with seasonings
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
Place your chicken breasts in the bottom of your slow cooker and sprinkle your chopped onion over them.
Oh, I forgot to tell you to chop your onion, so I’m telling you to do that now. On second thought, I’m asking nicely :).
Cover that with your cream of mushroom soup mixture.
Slow cook that on low for 7 – 8 hours.
Then, just before serving, make your uncooked rice according to the package directions.
You can also make this rice the night before and put it in the fridge.
Before serving, stir your cooked rice into the slow cooker.
OH MY YUM!
This recipe is so stinking good!
- Store crock and leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave.
- You can also freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating in the microwave.
- You can use bone-in or skinless boneless chicken breasts. If you find yourself a little low on chicken, cut each skinless chicken breast into three strips. That way just three chicken breasts will yield nine pieces of chicken, more than enough for four people. Remember, in the good old days folks could stretch the scrawniest chicken to feed a family of ten!
- In a pinch, substitute the for .
- I am using Uncle Ben’s long grain and wild rice here and I haven’t seen a generic for it that has the seasoning packet. So I stick with the name brand on this one because that seasoning packet seasons this dish to perfection and makes it just taste sooooooo good! This is also why I don’t recommend using plain white rice or brown rice, as we want that seasoning packet!
- If you prefer to cook on high, halve the cooking time.
- As mentioned, you can cook the rice the night before and place it in the refrigerator. Before serving, stir the cold rice into the slow cooker and let it cook for another 10 minutes or until the rice is heated through.
- Substitute the cream of for cream of if you prefer.
Can I cook raw chicken in the slow cooker?
Absolutely! Place the raw chicken breasts in the slow cooker and in 8 hours they’ll be perfectly cooked and so tender. You just can’t place raw and frozen chicken breast or chicken thigh in the slow cooker, as it needs time to thaw first.
Can I cook rice in the slow cooker?
For this recipe, it’s best to cook the rice according to the package directions outside of the slow cooker and then combine it with the chicken at the end before serving.
What do you serve with slow cooker chicken and rice?
While this is a great main dish as is, serve your crockpot chicken and rice with your favorite vegetable side dish or salad, like zucchini and squash, summer corn salad, tomatoes and okra, or fresh green beans.
Another option is to stir some vegetables into the crock pot in the last hour of cooking, like chopped mushrooms to complement the soup, diced zucchini, or frozen peas and carrots.
Check out these other slow cooker chicken suppers:
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Crockpot Fiesta Chicken and Rice
- 4 chicken breasts can use fewer and bone-in or boneless
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 1 box Uncle Ben's long grain and wild rice with seasonings
- Place chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. Sprinkle chopped onion over the top and then add the cream of mushroom soup mixture. Cover and slow cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.4 chicken breasts, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 medium chopped onion
- Cook rice according to package directions*. Before serving, stir the cooked rice into the slow cooker and serve hot.1 box Uncle Ben's long grain and wild rice with seasonings
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This was delicious. Made exactly like the recipe states, but our family likes mushrooms
so I added a small can of sliced mushrooms. Also, next time I will use a smaller onion.
I think for a change it might be good to leave the mushrooms out and put in a can
of chopped water chestnuts for a little crunch.
The original recipe without added mushrooms is delicious. It is easy and has a wonderful flavor.
Enjoy your blog and recipes.
Thank you so much Judy! I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes and appreciate you sharing!!!
Can you make this with parboiled long grain rice? My family likes that better. Ps I make your Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken And Rice every Fall and Winter (without onion) and it’s my son’s favorite!
You can certainly try it. I have never made it using that but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.
Can i also throw some celery in there? I know chicken and celery go good together
You sure can if you want to.
Hey there! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m in a hurry, if I cook this on high, how long should I cook it? Thanks!
Everybody, what did you fix to go with this recipe? Salad, other vegetable, fruit? I need some inspiration!
I’d like to make this when my daughter’s family comes to visit next week, but I’d need to fix it in the oven since my crockpot isn’t large enough to fix what we’d need. Can I do something similar on 200° or so in the oven without the chicken drying out? I enjoy your newsletters, your cookbooks, and your down-to-earth practicality. My hubby even uses your recipes when it’s his turn to cook for poker night! Now that’s HIGH praise!!
Yes! You can typically cook any slow cooker recipe in the oven and vice versa. I don’t know time/temp conversions but you could probably search on the web and find that.
Ok, so I seem to have all of these ingredients…and a slow cooker (a really cool one I won somewhere! 🙂 ) Have drooled over this recipe before didn’t get around to trying it, but this is going in the slow cooker in a few minutes!
Thanks revisiting it Christy!
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