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Cheesy Chicken and Yellow Rice in the Crock Pot

Looking for a family friendly, hearty and filling meal that's easy and won't heat up the kitchen?  Look no further, you found it!

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Easy Cheesy Chicken and Yellow Rice in the crock pot. (Slow Cooker Recipes)

Seven simple ingredients is all that is in this dish and it is so easy to put together!  My family really enjoyed this meal and I will definitely be adding it to our meal rotation.
I have never had yellow rice before, and when I was shopping for the ingredients all I found was the Zatarin's brand.  I took a little bite of the rice after I cooked it in the microwave, and wow, yellow rice is tasty!  It definitely makes the dish, so dont be tempted to substitute plain white rice.

After I tasted the rice, I had to google yellow rice to find out how it was made (Of course).  I did find a few recipes that sounded good, so maybe someday I will attempt a huge batch from scratch and then freeze it...

Cheesy Chicken and Yellow Rice in the Crock Pot Adapted from the Southern Plate

  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 -8 ounce box Zatarain's Yellow Rice Mix, cooked according to directions
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 - 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 -15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  1. Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot.  
  2. Add the chopped onion and spoon the soup on top of the chicken.
  3. Cook on low 7 to 8 hours or high 3 to 4 hours.
  4. At the end of the cooking time, open the crock pot and break the chicken up in to small pieces.  
  5. Add the rice, cheese corn and sour cream to the crock pot.  Stir until all combined.
  6. Put the lid back on and allow the crock pot to cook for about 10 to 15 more minutes or until everything is warm and the cheese has melted.

Serve and enjoy!

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  1. This looks so delicious! I absolutely LOVE crockpot meals and I am excited to add this one to my menu! Thank you!

  2. This recipe is delicious! It's one of my favorite Pinterest finds. To make it a little healthier I have added frozen mixed veggies instead of just corn and changed the yellow rice to brown or wild rice! The yellow rice is awesome too though:) It's a great easy weeknight meal when I know that I won't have time to make dinner. Whoever invented the crockpot deserves a big fat hug!

  3. Hey! Dropping in from the SomewhatSimple link-up.

    Yellow rice was a childhood favorite of mine! The recipe looks fantastic and so easy to put together. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. yellow rice is awesome! I grew up eating saffron rice...such nice flavor

  5. This looks delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party...still has 4 days left. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi

  6. This looks really good and very family friendly! I have to pin this for the upcoming school year when I will be relying heavily on my crockpot!

  7. This looks delish! is there something substitute for the sour cream though? No one is the house will eat sour cream!

    1. You can leave the sour cream out, the recipe is still good without it...

    2. even better then I don't need to run to the store :) Thank you!

  8. I love this recipe, but have never tried it in the crock pot! So glad! Have a great weekend!

    Take care,


  9. This looks so stinkin' amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I'll have to try this - I always love a good crock pot recipe

  11. Sounds great, I love slow cooker meals for the summer. Less heat in the kitchen! - Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

  12. looks great
    Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday @

  13. That looks so good and this sure is the summer for using the crockpot! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Sounds yummy! Speaking of yellow rice, my mom and aunt used to make a stir fried rice dish using yellow rice. I need to look for that recipe.

  15. I'm always looking for a good crock pot meal, especially ones that involve chicken. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Always looking for new crock put recipes (I have a baby and a toddler so easy is a pre-req!) and this looks delish!

  17. This sounds delicious! And I bet my 1 year old would love it :o) Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello and pinning it now!!

  18. O it looks so yummy! LOVE crock pot meals, thanks girl!
    ALSO I would love for you to link them up at my
    Tell me Tuesday link party.


  19. yummo! Would love to have you link up to our party!

  20. That looks amazing! I think even my picky eaters would eat this. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Someday Crafts.

  21. Yum, I agree with a commenter above, my picky eater would love this! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

  23. Hey great slow cooker dish! This week's Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about collecting up slow cooker/crockpot recipes. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  24. yummy....its looking delicious ...can't wait to try this..!!


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