Crockpot Cheesy Chicken & Rice

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken & Rice

There is one word to describe this crockpot meal…. ADDICTING! The zest from the Zatarain rice, blended with the sweet corn and creamy cheese is AWESOME!

The girls loved it and asked for it again the next day. To add a twist to the leftovers, I sauted some baby spinach and then mixed in a serving of the Cheesy Chicken and Rice.

It added some green (which I love) and another dimension to the flavors. Hope you enjoy this easy family favorite!

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken & Rice

  1. Place chicken into crockpot and season with salt and pepper.Sprinkle your chopped onions on top of chicken.Chicken breast in the crockpot with sliced onion
  2. Mix together the chicken broth and can of cream of chicken soup.Mix together the chicken broth and can of cream of chicken soup
  3. Pour mixture over chicken.soup mixture being poured over chicken
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.thumbs up to crockpot cooking!
  5. Right before serving, shred chicken with 2 forks.shredding chicken with two forks
  6. Add in cooked & prepared Zatarain’s rice, cheese and corn.Rice, corn and cheese being added to the crockpot
  7. Mix well, until cheese is melted.All ingredients mixed together in the crockpot
4.68 from 61 votes

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Author Corey Valley
There is one word to describe this Crockpot Cheesy Chicken & Rice .... ADDICTING! The zest from the Zatarain rice, blended with the sweet corn and creamy cheese is AWESOME! The girls loved it and asked for it again the next day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 8oz box Zatarain's Yellow Rice, cooked according to package.
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or cheese blend
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 10.5oz can cream of chicken soup (I used the healthy choice reduced fat and sodium)
  • 1 15oz can of corn, drained
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock

Instructions

  • Place chicken into crockpot and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle your chopped onions on top of chicken.
  • Mix together the chicken broth and can of cream of chicken soup.
  • Pour mixture over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Right before serving, shred chicken with 2 forks.
  • Add in cooked & prepared Zatarain's rice, cheese and corn.
  • Mix well, until cheese is melted.

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193 Comments

    1. Does this turn out without the cream soup? I am gluten free 🙂 amy

    2. I tried this with a boxed gluten free cream of chicken soup (Pacific is the brand) and it came out wonderfully!

    3. We just cooked this for lunch and it’s delicious! Adding it as a family favorite

    4. Jenene Calloway says:

      5 stars
      We made it and thought it was delicious!!

    5. Hi there. I know this recipe is old but hoping someone will answer! What size crock pot will this fit into. We have a smaller sized one.

    6. I like to use a 5-6qt crockpot for this recipe.

    7. So we cook the whole 8oz box of rice? Looks so good! Making it today

    8. Yes, the whole box. I hope you love it Alicia.

    9. Mims Morgan Williamson says:

      5 stars
      Hey, this was delicious and a big hit. Even my wife got seconds which NEVER happens. Thank you.

  1. Hello! Love your blog everything looks so yummy! Just a quick question for you though,…I’ve never heard of Zatarain rice and its definitely not sold anywhere around where I live. Can you tell me what it is so maybe I could find a substitution please?

    1. Zatarain Rice is a New Orleans Style yellow rice. You could substitute it with a seasoned yellow rice. Maybe even a Mexican yellow rice. It would have a slightly different flavor, but would still taste yummers! Hope that helps Amanda 🙂

    2. I doubt we could get this in Australia either. I am not sure we have any type of yellow rice. Could you possibly tell us what the ingredients on the box are, and we can try to find a substitute. – thanks. Love your recipes – they are awesome.

    3. 4 stars
      It was a little watery, but was a family hit.

    4. I have made this multiple times. I put the rice in uncooked about 20 minutes before eating. The rice absorbs that extra liquid and is more like a casserole

  2. I just love your Kid Tester, she is adorable! We are going to just love this dish with the Zatarain Rice to really give it a nice kick of spice and to have it in the Crock Pot, oh yes, I love it! Hope you are having a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen