Crockpot Chicken and Rice

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This easy, creamy, cheesy Crockpot Chicken and Rice recipe is pure comfort food! Shredded chicken is slow cooked in a creamy sauce and covered with cheese. It’s perfect for a super satisfying weeknight dinner.

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Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Tender chicken is mixed with cheesy rice and slow-cooked to perfection! This recipe will be a beloved addition to your weekly meal rotation!

The whole dish is made super creamy from the condensed soup. This crockpot chicken and rice is so simple and will satisfy the hungriest of customers. Plus it’s gluten free!

Looking for some more chicken recipes? Why not also try my BLT Chicken and Rice Skillet and my Baked Chicken Thighs

Why You’ll Love This Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Recipe

  • CHEESY: Melty, golden cheddar is mixed into every delicious bite!
  • CREAMY: Cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup gives this dish a rich and creamy flavor.
  • EASY: All whipped up in the crockpot, this couldn’t be simpler!

Kids and adults will love this easy, cheesy crockpot recipe!

close up view of crockpot chicken and rice.

How to Make Crockpot Chicken and Rice

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Place seasoned chicken thighs in the crockpot.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the rest of your ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  3. Cook for 3-4 hours, then shred the chicken in the crockpot.
  4. Sprinkle over your cheese, and allow to melt.
  5. Season, serve, and enjoy!
step by step photos for how to make crockpot chicken and rice.
close up of crockpot chicken and rice on a wooden spoon.
What other cut of chicken can I use for crockpot chicken and rice?

Instead of chicken thighs, use an equal amount of boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

What kind of rice should I use for crockpot chicken and rice?

I recommend using a long-grain rice for this recipe, as that’s what it was written for. You can use other types, but they may need a different cook time. Avoid instant or cauliflower rice.

Can I use other types of soup for crockpot chicken and rice?

Instead of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups, use any combination of 2 10.75-ounce cans of cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, or cream of celery soups.

Is crockpot chicken and rice gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free.

Serving Suggestions

This crockpot chicken and rice is a meal on its own, but you can certainly add sides. Here are some favorites!

Give this delicious recipe a try. It’s satisfying, easy, and budget friendly! Plus the leftovers are great!

crockpot chicken and rice on a white plate with a fork.
close up view of crockpot chicken and rice on a wooden spoon.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover chicken and rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I don’t recommend freezing leftovers as cream-based recipes become grainy when thawed.


  • Swap one of the cans of soup for a can of cream of celery soup to change the flavor of your chicken and rice.
  • Easily swap the chicken for turkey breast.
  • Add veggies in the last hour of cooking, such as chopped carrots, broccoli, green beans, or celery.
  • Swap the cheddar cheese for Parmesan cheese if you prefer.

Tip for the Best Rice

Cook this recipe on high for 3-4 hours for the best rice texture. Cooking this recipe on lower heat for longer leads to mushy rice.

crockpot chicken and rice on a white plate with a fork.

An easy, cheesy, creamy chicken recipe that everyone will gobble up! This crockpot chicken and rice is so cozy and comforting, just toss everything into the slow cooker and away you go! Gluten free, hearty, and delicious – a super easy weeknight meal.

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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