Friday, October 11, 2013

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Crockpot Recipe

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 1 package of organic cream of mushroom condensed soup
* 2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed
* 1 cup of long-grain rice
* 4 oz. reduced-fat Cheddar, shredded (about 1 cup)
* 1 bag of frozen broccoli florets, thawed

Preparation steps:

* Coat crockpot with cooking spray.
* Add all ingredients except broccoli. Stir in 3 cups of water.
* Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. For faster cooking time, cook on high for 2 hours.
* Stir in broccoli and cook for 30 minutes longer.

Enjoy
(Serves 4)

29 comments:

  1. Why does the chicken need to be pre-cooked if you are slow cooking it for 4-5 hours?

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    1. good question. I was wondering the same thing.

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  2. Hi ladies,
    The main reason you would pre-cook the chicken for a slow cooker recipe is because if it is added raw, as it cooks it releases bits of protein that are not attractive in the finished dish (little white flecks). If using the breasts whole, you can brown them quickly on both sides without cooking through all the way, and this will avoid the appearance problem and also avoid drying it out. If the chicken is cut up and stirred into a mixture, it will be better to cook it completely first.

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  3. do you cook the rice before adding it?

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    1. The rice should not be cooked prior to adding it. Enjoy.

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  4. Can you double or even triple the recipe?

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  5. I never tried to double or triple the recipe but I don't see why you couldn't. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out.

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  6. Can you use frozen chicken breast? whats the best way to do it if the chicken is frozen?

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  7. can you use pasta instead of rice? would it cook the same?

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  8. what do you mean by a package of cream of mushroom soup? how many ounces is it? i've only seen it in cans before.

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  9. It states condensed so maybe the author made an error.

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  10. what about the question of using frozen chicken?

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  11. I made this with frozen chicken and it came out just fine. Just needs to cook for a while longer. I use the temperature probe to determine when it is done rather than just time it. Other than that I followed the directions exactly. It was really good.

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  12. I am making this for the first time tonight! I can't wait. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  13. I am going to attempt this tonight so all together it should take 5hours and 30 minutes correct? Because i am going to slow cook it and i dont put the broccoli in until the full 4 or 5 hours of low cooking the rest of the indredients are done correct? I cant wait to make this and eat it!!!!!

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  14. That is correct. You only put the broccoli in for the last 30 minutes. Otherwise, the broccoli tends to get soggy. Hope it turns out great.

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  15. I did 4.5 hours on low and my rice came out a tiny bit undercooked.. I will try 5 hours next time!

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  16. Trying this tonight with frozen chicken plus used cream of chicken instead of mushroom. Hoping it turns out good!

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  17. what could u use instead of the mushroom stuff?

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  18. I'm going to try this today but modified I'm going to use stuffing instead of rice and cream of chicken soup (husband is allergic to mushrooms)

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  19. If I want to use fresh broccoli, should I steam & cool it first? Thx.

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  20. Anne- You do not need to steam and cool the broccoli first. I do not do that with any of my crockpot recipes and they turn out great.

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  21. Hmm looking yummy, I would love to have one. www.greatleaguesoline.com

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  23. This was really good except I cooked it for 8 hrs because of work. So the rice was a little overcooked and mushy but that was my fault for cooking it so long. Definitely a great weekend meal!

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  24. Do you use instant rice or regular??

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