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Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice

Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice

  • Author: Victoria Moore
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes


This crock pot chicken broccoli rice is creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavor. It’s made in the slow cooker in under 6 hours and makes for the ideal weeknight dinner. I love setting this up in the morning and coming home to a delicious dinner that only takes a few minutes to finish up.



  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups of chicken broth (I like Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 34 florets of broccoli, steamed or leftover
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  •  1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Dice the onion and add to the crock pot, along with the rinsed brown rice, dijon mustard, and spices.
  2. Add chicken broth to the crcok pot and mix.
  3. Add whole chicken breasts and submerge under the broth.
  4. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  5. Shred the chicken using 2 forks. I do this directly in the crock pot.
  6. Add cooked broccoli, almost all of the shredded cheese, and heavy cream. Mix well.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and put the lid back on, allowing it to cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  8. Turn off the crock pot and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with any side of your choice and enjoy! I usually do a salad, or nothing at all since it has a veggie, rice, and meat.


  • You’ll want to use leftover broccoli, or broccoli that you steam on the side. Adding raw florets always comes out mushy and discolored. It’s just not worth it.
  • Parmesan cheese goes really well in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have heavy cream, try cream cheese instead, or even some plain greek yogurt. So good!
  • Do not cook this recipe on low. It will come out mushy.
  • Do not substitute brown rice for white. It doesn’t cook properly.
  • Category: Casseroles
  • Method: Crock Pot
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Keywords: crock pot, slow cooker, dinner, weeknight dinner, fast, easy, casseroles