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Easy Crockpot Chicken Casserole Recipe

Best rice Crockpot chicken casserole recipe. Creamy and delicious with Campbell’s soup and vegetables is the perfect one pot meal for everyone.

crockpot chicken casserole

Crockpot chicken casserole with rice, vegetables and cheese is a classic from my childhood. If you too loved Campbell’s chicken and rice, this is just like it I tell you. One of our favorite easy Crockpot recipes. (affiliate links present)

Crockpot chicken and rice casserole

I suppose you could use noodles instead, that is on my list of to trys soon. I will add that alternative if and when I get around to it too. 😉

If you too love slow cooker recipes of all kinds, you’re going to go crazy over this one. First let’s go over a few resources:

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We eat a lot of this white (or brown) meat. It is fairly inexpensive and my 3 girls would choose it over many others, so there’s that.

I have used chicken thighs and breasts to make this, both are great.

Can you put raw chicken in a casserole?

Yes, I have time and time again. The most important part is to check the internal meat temperature once it is done.

As long as it reaches the min. temp. in the thickest part then you’re safe. It wasn’t cooked in many of our other Crock pot chicken recipes here either.

Is it better to cook chicken on high or low in Crockpot?

I always recommend low and slow, no matter what protein you’re using. You do want to ensure that the inside is done before the outside is overdone and dry.

How do I keep chicken from drying out in the Crockpot?

If they’re alone you’d have to add broth. Personally I think it is best cubed and cooked with a sauce like our slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe. That one is amazing.

Thick sauces bring flavor and tenderness to the table when cooked this way.

How do I choose what I am going to use? I am pickier with chicken than I am with beef. I personally think organic free range has a much better texture and far less fat so that is where I start.

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From there, I see whether chicken breasts or thighs are cheaper per pound. I’m frugal so I typically choose the cheaper version and there ya’ go…..

Slow cooker chicken casserole

Ingredients you will need are simple. You probably have what you need already. Frozen vegetables are are optional of course but do add some texture and flavor to the overall meal.

  1. Chicken
    1. you can make Crockpot frozen chicken if you’re batch cooking
  2. Uncooked long grain white rice
  3. Chicken broth
  4. Cream of chicken soup
    1. canned or homemade cream of mushroom can be used as well
  5. Frozen vegetables
    1. mix of green beans, corn and carrots works well
  6. Cheese
  7. Onion
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. Garlic powder
chicken rice casserole

Super family friendly it is on our list of cheap easy Crockpot meals. You can find more on there after you fall in love with this one. It’s a family favorite of ours.

If you’re new to slow cooking it really is a game changer. Yes I do make a lot of Instant Pot recipes too and they’re so quick. Sometimes though I’m ready to go old school and not worry about longer cooking times.

When it comes to larger cuts of meat I do kinda’ prefer slow cooker recipes anyway. Low and slow is the way to go to get meat really tender.

  • Cut into smaller chunks like we did her and it just falls apart. Pure comfort food.
crockpot chicken vegetable rice

What you’ll need to do in the morning for this dump and go recipe is quite simple. Get everything out and just stir it together. If you’re looking to leave for the entire day though, this probably isn’t one to make.

You do have to keep a bit of an eye on it when it’s done so the rice doesn’t overcook.

Time needed: 4 hours.

Crockpot chicken casserole

  1. Add ingredients

    Add uncooked rice, frozen vegetables, diced onion, and garlic salt into your pot. In a bowl whisk together broth and cream of chicken soup until smooth, pour this into your slow cooker and stir everything together.

    Put cubed chicken on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper

  2. Cook

    Cover and cook on high 3.5-4 hours until chicken is cooked thru and rice is tender, low for 6-7 hours is an option as well.

  3. Serve

    Fluff rice in pot and serve in bowls with shredded cheese on top.

If it does it will get a bit mushy vs. making our Crockpot pulled pork recipe that can stay on low for quite some time.

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Is it better to slow cook chicken?

As opposed to setting it to high, yes low and slow is always best. To get that creamy chicken casserole texture it is best to let it absorb slowly. Rice cooks better that way anyway, unless you’re making Instant Pot rice.

Is 4 hours on high the same as 8 hours on low?

Technically yes. If you’re in a hurry you can adjust to half the time on a higher setting BUT depending on what it is it may not cook evenly. Many times the edges will get rather brown while the middle is not done enough on high.

How long can chicken and rice stay in fridge?

The general rule is 3 days. First allow chicken rice casserole to reach room temperature. Then store in an airtight container or storage bag. Reheat in microwave stirring, in 30 second intervals until warm enough to eat.

Slow Cooker Chicken Rice Casserole

Want more easy recipes similar to this one? We have one that is just like this but done in under 30 minutes below too!

Crockpot cheesy chicken and rice omits the veggies and uses bone in chicken thighs if you’d prefer that.

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

AND you can try our Instant Pot chicken and rice next if you want to. Super quick with all these same great flavors.

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Crockpot Chicken Casserole

Best rice Crockpot chicken casserole recipe. Creamy and delicious with Campbell's soup and vegetables is the perfect one pot meal for everyone.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, chicken, crockot, slow cooker, vegetable
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 6
Calories 347kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add uncooked rice, frozen vegetables, diced onion, and garlic salt into your pot.
  • In a bowl whisk together broth and cream of chicken soup until smooth, pour this into your slow cooker and stir everything together.
  • Put cubed chicken on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Cover and cook on high 3.5-4 hours until chicken is cooked thru and rice is tender, low for 6-7 hours is an option as well.

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Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chicken Casserole
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1258mg55%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1844IU37%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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wpoohtx

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Could you use whole chicken breasts, layered on top of everything else?

The Typical Mom

Sunday 4th of October 2020

It is better to dice them up or else the edges will get overdone by the time the middle is done.

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