Crock pot chicken broccoli and rice casserole is a one pot meal everyone will love. Skip the take out line and come home to this delicious dinner.
Crock pot chicken broccoli and rice casserole
We love comfort food and easy meals. This Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is definitely one of our favorites. I love that everything you need for a great meal is in the slow cooker.
It is so nice coming home and being able to enjoy a nice dinner with your family. The creamy rice, tender chicken and flavorful broccoli all make the best meal. Plus, this one pot dish dish means less clean up!
Ingredients for slow cooker chicken broccoli and rice casserole:
- large chicken breasts, cut into pieces
- onion chopped
- long grain brown rice (do not use any other kind of rice)
- minced garlic
- dried thyme
- salt and pepper
- sour cream
- chicken broth
- frozen broccoli, chopped
- shredded cheddar cheese
How to make chicken broccoli and rice casserole in the crock pot:
In a 6 quart slow cooker, combine the rice, chicken, onion, seasoning, sour cream, and chicken broth. Stir to combine. It is that easy!
Cover and cook on high for 2.5 hours or until chicken is cooked through and rice has absorbed the liquid.
Stir in the frozen broccoli. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes until broccoli is cooked.
Stir in the cheddar cheese right before serving. Yum!
Keep reading for the full recipe. It is super easy.
Just make sure to use the brown rice and not a minute rice or white rice. It holds up much better in the crock pot and will not turn to mush.
Make sure you have a good crock pot to make this slow cooker chicken broccoli and rice casserole.
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It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
I also really like this crockpot as well. I use this all the time and it’s great.
My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.
I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
Time saving tip:
We love to make things even easier. This recipe is already simple but you can save even more time with these tips.
I use a small food chopper or processor to quickly and easily dice the onions. If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them.
They are such a time saver.
I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take diced onion or bell peppers out of the freezer for recipes.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Learn how to freeze peppers and how to freeze onions and you will save so much time in the kitchen!
Little things like this make life much easier during the week. It all adds up to a lot of time savings and you can spend more time with your family.
Try Slow cooker chicken broccoli and rice casserole for a delicious and frugal meal!
This is such a tasty comfort food dish. Even the kids don’t fuss over eating the broccoli.
The cheddar cheese and creamy sauce make it so tasty! I would say that is a mom win for sure!
Your family will love this recipe. It is so quick and easy for busy weeknights. You will love coming home to dinner ready to enjoy!
Crock pot chicken broccoli and rice casserole is budget friendly.
This recipe is also really delicious with chicken thighs. You can easily make this meal with chicken breasts or chicken thighs.
Both options are awesome. Just use what you have.
I am all about using what is on sale at the grocery store or that I already have in the freezer. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else or to give you family wiggle room in the budget.
Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.
Print this slow cooker cheesy chicken broccoli and rice casserole recipe below:
Crock pot chicken broccoli and rice casserole
- 2 large chicken breasts cut into pieces
- ½ onion chopped
- 1 cup long grain brown rice do not use any other kind of rice
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 16 oz frozen broccoli chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a 6 quart slow cooker combine the rice, chicken, onion, seasoning, sour cream, and chicken broth. Stir to combine
- Cover and cook on high for 2.5 hours or until chicken is cooked through and rice has absorbed the liquid.
- Stir in the frozen broccoli. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes until broccoli is cooked.
- stir in the cheddar cheese right before serving.
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December 24, 2020 I prepared this for our Christmas dinner tonight and I taste tested after it was cooked. It was delicious! I rate with 5 Stars!