Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Rice

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Crockpot chicken broccoli rice with a cheesy, creamy sauce that a slow cooker recipe to easily make for the entire family.

Crockpot chicken broccoli rice

Have you ever had a recipe that was super tasty and the family thought you slaved in the kitchen for it?

Well, sometimes this is true but for this crockpot chicken broccoli rice the slaving part is a bit of a lie.

You add the raw chicken straight into the crockpot and the rice is cooked in the slow cooker as well.

I’m going to tell you step by step to avoid mushy crockpot chicken broccoli rice people often complain about from these types of recipes, keep reading.

How To Make Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Rice

Ingredients needed

  • Chicken breast
  • Onion
  • Rice
  • Broccoli
  • Cream of chicken
  • Cheddar cheese soup
  • Salt & black pepper

Important tips for perfect rice before starting

Normally in a pot, rice is sit and forget it. That will not work in the crockpot. You have to stir it for it to cook even and you can’t let it sit for too long.

Adding the rice in the beginning is a mistake because it will sit, cook and get mushy. Adding the rice is the last thing you should do and I am going to put that in the directions below.

Crockpot chicken broccoli rice

Making the crockpot chicken broccoli recipe

  1. First, you need to cook the chicken in the crockpot. Add the raw chicken breast, cream of chicken, diced onion, chicken broth, cheddar cheese soup into the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours. This is a recipe you have to cook on high because of the rice.
  2. After that time, remove the chicken. Shred it and chop it up then place it back in the crockpot.
  3. Now, add the broccoli florets and the rice into the crockpot. Give it a good stir.
  4. Then, after 20 minutes comeback and stir it again. Repeat 20 minutes after that. At the one hour mark the rice should be done and you can turn off the crockpot. Remember, rice cooks in 20 minutes on the stove. If you leave it in there longer than 1 hour it will start getting mushy, I’ve tested it.
  5. Season to taste with salt and black pepper then serve.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use any type of rice?

The type of rice you use matters. The recipe was only tested with white rice. Other rices such as brown or wild rice will take longer and you can adjust the time.

Can I use frozen or fresh broccoli?

I tested the recipe with both and either will work.

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Crockpot chicken broccoli rice

Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Rice

Crockpot chicken broccoli rice with a cheesy, creamy sauce that a slow cooker recipe to easily make for the entire family.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 serving

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets (or 8 ounces frozen)
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 10 ounce can of cream of chicken
  • 10 ounce can of cheddar cheese soup

Instructions
 

  • First, you need to cook the chicken in the crockpot. Add the raw chicken breast, cream of chicken, diced onion, chicken broth, cheddar cheese soup into the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours. This is a recipe you have to cook on high because of the rice.
  • After that time, remove the chicken. Shred it and chop it up then place it back in the crockpot.
  • Now, add the broccoli florets and the rice into the crockpot. Give it a good stir.
  • Then, after 20 minutes comeback and stir it again. Repeat 20 minutes after that. At the one hour mark the rice should be done and you can turn off the crockpot. Remember, rice cooks in 20 minutes on the stove. If you leave it in there longer than 1 hour it will start getting mushy, I've tested it.
  • Season to taste with salt and black pepper then serve.
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