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
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.
Do not cook rice in advance.
I used Great Value Long-Grain Rice.
This recipe is formulated to use long-grain white rice. I have not made this with brown rice. Brown rice and white rice are not equal substitutes. Brown rice uses more liquid and takes much longer to cook.
Do not make the Ranch dressing. You are using only the dry mix.
Do not open the lid while the rice is cooking. When you lift the lid, the carefully calculated rice-water ratio is thrown off which will result in dry and undercooked rice. Unless you're adding seasoning or checking how much water remains, leave it alone.
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.