Thursday, April 18, 2013

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Truth be told, the photos of this recipe didn't look super appealing to me, but I was looking for something to make using ingredients I already had in the house.  I had this one saved on Pinterest for a while and decided to give it a shot.  We were very pleased with how it came out!  We're already thinking about different variations we can do with the same concept!

It only requires six ingredients and I had all of them.  Woohoo for an easy, tasty meal--even for an 18 month old!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Rice
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts  (I actually only used two large breasts.)
1 large onion, chopped
1 -8 ounce box Zatarain's Yellow Rice Mix, cooked according to directions
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 - 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup (regular or fat free)
1 -15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Scatter chopped onion over top. Spoon cream soup over top of that. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. 

A few minutes before serving, break up chicken a bit, add in cooked rice, corn, and cheese. Stir to combine. Cover and let cook 5-10 more minutes.  Serve hot.

UPDATE:  I made this again using Zatarain's Rice Pilaf, since I didn't have any Yellow Rice at home.  It was good, but the Yellow Rice box definitely gives a little more flavor.  Rice Pilaf made a good second choice, but the Yellow Rice is still #1.

Recipe found here.

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