Friday, September 7, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken and Rice

My days are so busy now that I am having to be very purposeful in making dinners at home. How I would love to cruise through the drive thru but that can get expensive and it isn't very healthy. We usually pick up dinner one night a week on our busiest day. Other than that we don't eat out much. We have been craving more comfort foods even though it is still hot here so I pulled out the crock pot and made this easy dish.

Crock Pot Chicken and Rice  (This is for our large family so you may want to cut in half)

6 boneless chicken breasts
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of chicken noodle soup (if you are halving the recipe then use the can of cream of mushroom soup and a half can of chicken broth)
1 full can of water
1 1/2 cups of white rice
generous sprinkle of Mrs. Dash

Butter or grease your crock pot. Use the largest one you have to spread the ingredients out. Pour in soups, water and rice first and mix well. Layer chicken breasts on top and season. Cook on high for 4 hours. My crock pot seems to cook hot so adjust your time as needed.

This recipe is great for variations. You could add a bag of frozen broccoli or mixed vegetables. Grate some cheddar cheese and sprinkle on top for last half hour.

I made a salad and drop biscuits and it was a hit.
Check my recipe page  for more quick dinner ideas.
Sunny Simple Sundays will be back this weekend.


  1. Morning Friend
    Oh that looks yummy and easy.
    I love to use the crockpot and can't wait to try that.
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs Trace

  2. Sounds super. I love to use my crock pot. I need to get it out and start again for the fall. Hugs, Marty

  3. Very yummy! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love crockpot meals! Easy and yummy!

  5. I love those quick and easy meals. That is regular rice and not Minute rice, right? xo Diana

  6. Oh comfort food! Looks delish!!

  7. this sounds amazing,

  8. That sounds good. I love crockpot recipes!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. I love meals you don't have to think about. Sad to say we don't use our crock pot as often as we should, so I love seeing recipes like this to try. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sounds good - and easy. I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing. Mary

  11. Sounds delicious - you can't go wrong with those ingredients. I have been gloating all day because we made it through the week without eating out. Woo hoo. Now let's see...tomorrow we need to eat mexican and let someone else cook. :)

  12. Sounds delicious - you can't go wrong with those ingredients. I have been gloating all day because we made it through the week without eating out. Woo hoo. Now let's see...tomorrow we need to eat mexican and let someone else cook. :)

  13. Sounds and looks delicious!! And easy too! I love cooking in my crock pot. Will try this.


  14. Working full time I try to do bake a big multi-dinner batch of smoe thing on Sundays- a couple of roasting chickens, pork roasts, a pot so veggie chili. That way when I come home there's lots of options- chicken greek salad, pork burritos, etc. I personally stay away from some of those canned soups due to the high salt, but that's me. Have you tried subbing brown rice? It's got a lot more fiber and protein...

  15. Oh yum! I am going to give this recipe a try for sure. We cant get Mrs Dash here in Australia, so hopefully I can find an alternative...

    Some of our days are still cool enough for a slow cooked meal, I cant believe I have had to put the fire on again the last couple of nights. Usually the weather is hotter by now...

    Thank you Elaine for sharing...


  16. This looks like a great dinner, and I must say that I really like the new look of your blog. Very nice!

  17. I'm following your blog and hope you'll return the favor. Thanks!

  18. Thanks so much for linking up, Elaine. I know how busy this time of year is for you. We don't eat out much at all. An ocasional pizza, maybe. Like you, we're frugal and we eat at home. Your recipe looks yummy!

    Like your new header.


  19. I think that blogging has brought back the crockpot. So many bloggers use them. I absolutely love mine and use it probably once a week. Your dish sounds delish.

  20. What a great idea!! I was trying to think of what to fix for tonight that would be good but easy!! We'll be able to have left overs too!! Thank you :-}}

  21. I had such fun visiting your blog, another So. Calornian here. We adore Cambria too - I got a kick out of seeing a photo of Robin's. And we were hoping to have our own chickens too, will look forward to reading more about your experience. We also have a 1950's kitchen. :)

  22. Thank you, Elaine. Your chicken dish sounds absolutely delicious. And I think this recipe could become one of my 'favorite things' for sure!