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Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Dinner ~ Whole Chicken and Rice in the Slow Cooker Flavored with Onions and Spices! You can't Go Wrong with this Meal in the Crock Pot!
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Crock Pot Chicken and Rice

A whole chicken with cheesy rice that's cooked in your slow cooker for an easy dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 583kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 whole chicken, any inside parts removed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • Salt and Pepper

Sauce and Rice:

  • 2 (10 oz each) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz) can condensed cream of cheddar soup (or another can of cream of chicken soup)
  • 2 c. instant rice
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced


  • Combine all the sauce and rice ingredients into a 6-quart slow cooker. Mix until combined. Place whole chicken on top and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and oregano.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, or until chicken reaches 160F.
  • If desired, move chicken to an over safe pan and broil chicken until skin is nice and crispy.



  • Use Instant Rice. Like I said I have grown up and use long grain rice most of the time, but with this recipe I went back to instant rice. You will need to use this for the correct cooking times. You can use instant brown rice, but that’s as much as you want to change up things!
  • Broil at the End. If you want to achieve a crisp chicken skin you will want to remove the whole chicken from the crock pot at the end of the cooking time and pop it under the broiler. The crock pot will not give you a crisp skin. Totally optional.
  • Add More Vegetables. I stuck to onions with my rice but you can easy add carrots, peas, celery etc. to beef up your vegetable intake!


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 6.3mg