Slow Cooker Crack Chicken & Rice

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken and Rice – a quick and easy weeknight recipe! Just dump everything in the slow cooker and dinner is done! Only a few simple ingredients – chicken, ranch dressing mix, bacon, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk and rice. Can add some mixed veggies too! Everyone cleaned their plates! Leftovers taste great too! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #rice

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Casserole

I love my slow cooker. especially during the hectic holiday season. I love dumping everything in the slow cooker and coming home to dinner. Who’s with me? This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken & Rice is one of our favorite slow cooker recipes. It has been on repeat at our house lately! Chicken and rice loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. What’s not to like?!?!? All of my favorites in one dish.

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How to Make Crack Chicken & Rice in the Crockpot

This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken & Rice is very easy to make. Start by spraying the slow cooker insert with some cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. You will need three or four boneless chicken breasts – just depending on their size. You want about two pounds of chicken. Next mix together the ranch dressing mix, bacon, cream of chicken soup, milk, cheese, and rice. Pour the rice mixture over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker and let it work its magic!

If you feel like the chicken and rice mixture is too thick, feel free to add some chicken broth or extra milk to thin it out. You can also toss in some frozen mixed vegetables. A one-pot meal is hard to beat!

This recipe uses a packet of ranch dressing mix. You are not going to make the dressing. You are only going to use the seasoning packet mix. Feel free to adjust the amount of ranch dressing mix up or down according to your personal preference.

scooping chicken and rice

What to Serve With Slow Cooker Crack Chicken & Rice

This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken & Rice is a new favorite at our house. It is super easy to make and tastes great. We like to serve this with some green beans and some rolls. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy Slow Cooker Crack Chicken & Rice:

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Slow Cooker Crack Chicken and Rice

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken and Rice – a quick and easy weeknight recipe! Just dump everything in the slow cooker and dinner is done! Only a few simple ingredients – chicken, ranch dressing mix, bacon, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk and rice. Can add some mixed veggies too! Everyone cleaned their plates! Leftovers taste great too! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts (about 4 chicken breasts)
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 (10.75-oz) cans cream of chicken
  • 1 (1-oz) package Ranch Dressing Mix, or to taste
  • cups milk
  • 1 cup regular long-grain rice
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Spray the insert of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in the bottom.
  • Mix together the cream of chicken soup, bacon, ranch dressing mix, half of the cheese, milk, and regular rice. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of rice mixture.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 or 4 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and chop. Place back in the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • If rice mixture is too thick, add water, chicken broth or additional milk to thin out.

Notes:

Do not cook rice in advance. I used Great Value Long-Grain Rice.
I used a Hamilton Beach 6-qt Slow Cooker. It took 3 1/2 hours.
The rice will not be light and fluffy like plain cooked rice. The rice is soft. This is a casserole. The mixture will be somewhat thick.
Can use frozen chicken breasts.
Can substitute turkey bacon.

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chicken and rice casserole

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  1. Would this be enough to feed 7 people? I love adding onions and garlic when I cook. Would that change the flavor too much?

  2. In the recipe it calls for 1 1oz ranch packet or to taste… has anyone ever used 2 ranch packets? I’ve never made this before. Will 2 packets be too much?

    1. I would start with one and taste it before adding a second one. Some people find the Ranch mix to be salty.

  3. I want to make this without the rice and use riced cauliflower (frozen) instead. Should I cut any of the milk? And do you think the cauliflower will be mushy if I add it when I add the other ingredients?

    1. The bacon looks crispy in the photo. Did u use it as garnish? I feel like it would look rubbery in the crockpot the whole time

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