Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken

This Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal for busy families. With just a few simple ingredients, this dish comes together easily and can be left to cook all day while you’re at work or running errands.

bowl of cheesy chicken and rice on a counter.

If you are like us and have busy days when things are overwhelming and you need to come home to a warm meal. This is the recipe for you, we love this hearty comfort food recipe.

crockpot filled with cheesy chicken.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The slow cooker does all the work so you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
  • It’s a dump-and-go recipe so you don’t have to worry about complicated steps.
  • Plus, it only requires simple ingredients so you don’t have to spend a lot of money at the grocery store.


bowls of chicken breasts, yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, onions, corn, cheddar cheese, and seasonings on a counter.

You only need simple ingredients, so pick up these ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store. You won’t regret making this meal.

  • chicken – We used chicken breasts but into pieces.
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • onion – We like to use a yellow onion, a sweet onion or white onion can also be used.
  • frozen corn – You can also use canned corn that has been drained.
  • yellow rice mix 
  • cheddar cheese 

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken

This is an overview of the steps to make this slow cooker cheesy chicken recipe. You can find the full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

chicken, onions, seasonings, and cream of chicken soup added to crockpot.

Add the chicken, seasonings, cream of chicken soup, onion, and corn to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

crockpot full of cheese chicken.

30 minutes before you are ready to serve, stir in the rice mix and add the cheese. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.

🥄 Equipment

One of the best things about this recipe if you ask us is that you only need a slow cooker. That’s it, no fancy equipment is needed at all.

🥫 Storage

Storage – Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Freezing – You can also freeze leftovers for longer storage. Place them in a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating.

Serve With

We love to serve this hearty meal with a simple dish like these Spicy Green Beans and these homemade Hawaiian rolls. For a sweet treat to end your meal, we like to serve these French Lemon Butter Cookies or these Cherry Pie Cheesecake Bars.

bowl of cheesy chicken on a table.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use for this recipe:

  • Spray your slow cooker well with nonstick cooking spray or you can use a slow cooker liner.
  • If you don’t have already diced chicken, you can just dice your chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
  • We used chicken breasts, however you can also use chicken thighs.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What’s the best way to reheat chicken and rice?

We like to reheat chicken and rice in the microwave. However, you can also reheat it on the stovetop. If your rice is dry add a splash of water or chicken broth for more moisture.

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🧾Recipe Card

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bowl of cheesy chicken and rice on a counter.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken

This Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken is hearty, filling, and super easy to make. It’s the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.
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Course: Slow Cooker, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 476kcal


  • slow cooker


  • 1-2 pounds chicken cubed
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • Half of an onion diced
  • 10 ounces frozen corn
  • 6 ounces yellow rice mix I use Zatarains
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Spray the inside of your slow cooker with some non-stick spray.
  • In your slow cooker place your chicken.
  • Sprinkle your seasonings over the top of the chicken.
  • Add in the cream of chicken soup, the onion and corn.
  • Give everything a quick mix.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • 30 minutes before you are ready to serve stir in the rice mix and shredded cheese.
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Serve!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 457IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 2mg

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