The make-ahead dinner recipe is easy, delicious, and sure to please the whole family. All you need is a crockpot and about 15 minutes of prep time.
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❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe
- It is a complete meal in your crockpot with minimal prep time. The crockpot cooks everything: the chicken, the veggies, and even the rice.
- It’s delicious! If slow cooker recipes have let you down before, don’t worry. This one has plenty of flavor.
- Nothing gets overcooked! The chicken is tender and moist, the broccoli is perfectly cooked, and the cheesy rice is out-of-this-world good.
This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.
You’ll need the following for this easy slow cooker dinner:
- brown rice
- white onion
- black pepper
- granulated garlic
- Italian seasoning
- cream of chicken soup
- dijon mustard
- chicken stock
- boneless chicken breast
- fresh broccoli
- parmesan cheese
- white cheddar
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6 quart or larger slow cooker
Step One: Add liquids and seasonings to a slow cooker
In a slow cooker, add brown rice, white onion, salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, and condensed soup. Next, add the dijon mustard and chicken stock. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
Step Two: Add chicken and cook
Put the chicken in the slow cooker. Cook it on high for 2 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
Step three: Add broccoli and cheeses (Separately)
Add broccoli to the pot. Cook the chicken until it is cooked through and then add the broccoli. Cook for another 1-2 hours until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid and the broccoli is tender.
Add cheese and serve. Stir in the parmesan cheese and white cheddar cheese until melted. Serve immediately.
🥫 Storage instructions
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. You can freeze small portions and reheat them for a quick meal, too.
Nope! You need to use brown rice for it to cook properly
Yes, sharp cheddar or cheddar jack are both good. I’d keep the parmesan in there though.
Defrost it first. If your chicken goes into the slow cooker frozen, it won’t warm up quickly enough and can stay at an unsafe temperature for too long. It’s a bummer, I know.
👩🏻🍳 Expert tips
- You need to use brown rice for it to cook properly and not overcook. If you’re never tried it before, it’s hard to tell the difference in a dish like this. (Honestly! My kids are very picky and don’t notice.)
- If you want to prep this ahead of time, you can! Just dice the onion and chicken and measure out all the ingredients. Put everything in a Ziploc bag or container in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.
- This recipe is very versatile. If your family doesn’t like broccoli, feel free to leave it out or substitute another vegetable
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🍽 Serve it with
- Sourdough crusty rolls
- Green salad or fruit salad
- Soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies
📖 Here’s the recipe
Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli & Rice
- Slow cooker 6 quart or large
- 1 cup brown rice uncooked
- 1 cup white onion chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup 15 ounce size
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 pound boneless chicken breast cut into ½ inch cubes
- 12 ounces fresh broccoli cut into small pieces
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1 cup white cheddar shredded
- Add liquids and seasonings to a slow cooker. In a 6 quart or large slow cooker, add the brown rice, white onion, salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, and condensed soup. Next, add the dijon mustard and chicken stock and stir to combine.
- Add chicken and cook. Add the cut chicken, mix well, and cook on high for 2 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Add broccoli. When the chicken is cooked, add the cut broccoli and cook for another 1-2 hours until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid and the broccoli is tender.
- Add cheese and serve. Finally, stir in the parmesan cheese and white cheddar cheese until thoroughly mixed and melted. Serve immediately.
Use only brown rice for this recipe. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Use any cheese to your liking in this recipe
1 thought on “Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice”
I was so excited about this but the rice didn’t cook well, it took way longer and the chicken was very bland.