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Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice

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This Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice is the perfect weeknight slow cooked meal that the whole family will love!


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I’m such a fan of quick fix simple family dinner ideas.  This has been a family favorite crockpot recipe for years.

It literally takes 5 minutes to get everything in the crockpot…you close the lid and forget about it for a few hours.

Serve this saucy chicken and broccoli over steamed rice and dinner is served.  This recipe makes for great leftovers too.  We’ve even had the chicken inside burritos the next day or over toast.  Lots of options.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli over Rice

Here are your ingredients.  Simple simple!!  You’ll add everything but the broccoli and sour cream to the crockpot. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6.  Right before serving you will add your sour cream and steamed broccoli.  Love this dinner!

Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli over Rice

Just about ready to serve!

Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli over Rice

If you like this recipe, check out my other popular crockpot recipes!

Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken Thighs
Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Beef Tacos
Hearty Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Hope you enjoy!

Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli over Rice


Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice

Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli over RicePrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 3-6 hours | Total time: 6 hours


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 14 ounce can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 14 ounce can Cheddar Soup
  • 14 ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 cups steamed broccoli florets (Boiled in hot water for 3 minutes then drained)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place soups, chicken broth, Cajun and garlic salt into a crockpot over low heat.  Whisk until smooth.  Add chicken, pressing to the bottom. Cover lid and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  2. When chicken is cooked, use 2 forks to shred into bite size pieces.  Stir in sour cream and broccoli.
  3. Serve over steamed rice and sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Makes 4-6 Servings

Don’t like using canned soup? Here’s an option for my Homemade Cheese Sauce


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups finely shredded mild cheddar cheese


  1. To prepare roux, melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes until color of roux will gets slightly darker. Slowly whisk in broth, stirring continuously until thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in cheese until melted.
  2. Please note, if you choose the homemade sauce, you have to prepare it first, you can’t just add all of the ingredients to the crockpot. You’ll also cook your chicken breast in the broth first, shred then add the homemade cheese sauce. Before serving add sour cream and steamed broccoli.

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  1. 1
    Emiline says:

    I love broccoli! But I can ever seem to spell it right. I had to look over to the left, to check my spelling.
    Maybe I should invest in a crockpot, because there really are lots of things you can cook in it.

  2. 2
    kameron says:

    Okay, this is going into my crockpot for tonight’s dinner. I LOVE my crockpot – I use it at least 3 times a week, if only to cook chicken. It’s really the only way I like my chicken cooked – so tender and yummy. Thanks, Jenny!

  3. 3
    Jenny says:

    Now I’m worried I’ve been spelling broccoli wrong! I hope I’ve got it right, I never spell checked it!

    I don’t use my crockpot that often, but when I do I always enjoy the food!!

    Hope you like this dish. My family went nuts for it. Glad you utilize your crockpot. I agree, chicken is the best in the crockpot. Enjoy!! Let me know how it turns out.

    • 3.1
      Elizabeth says:

      I could only fine the cream soups in that size can, condensed. Is that what the recipe requires, or do I have to dilute it?

  4. 4
    Indy Daleys says:

    Just wanted to thank you for all your yummy recipes. I’m not quite sure how I ran across your blog, but I am sure glad that I did! We share the same faith, and the same love of food…only you’re a better cook! So thanks!

  5. 5
    Jenny says:

    Indy Daleys
    Thanks for posting. Glad to have you here. Enjoy!!

  6. 6
    Jessica says:

    This looks soooo good.

  7. 7
    Jenny says:

    Thanks Jessica!
    It’s a real comfort food when it’s nice and cold out.

  8. 8
    kameron says:

    This was a big hit. Everyone loved it, so it’s going in my favorites file. Thanks!

  9. 9
    Jenny says:

    Great Kameron!
    I’ve added it to my favorites as well!

  10. 10
    Deborah says:

    I’ve asked for a new crockpot for Christmas (mine is tiny, plus I want a programmable one!) so I am looking for all kinds of crockpot recipes. This sounds great!

  11. 11
    Nicole says:

    Yummm! This looks really good! I’m adding it to my “to try” list. 🙂

  12. 12
    katieo says:

    Hi! I just found your blog through my sister, and love it! You’re bookmarked.
    I’m trying the broccoli/chicken tonight.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Made this for Friday night and it was so yummy!!!! That’s was I had for lunch yesterday as well!! You are the best! I’ve got the Buttery Cinnabun Cake in the oven right now. Keep the recipes coming!!!!!
    St. Louis, MO

  14. 14
    The DeMarcus Family says:

    I followed a link to your blog and I am glad I did, everything looks so delicious! I went and bought the ingredients for this, but I could obly find 10 3/4 ounce soup cans ( or 32 ounce) no 14… Which brand do you use?

  15. 15
    Jenny says:

    Hi Demarcus Family,
    I think that was a typo on my part. Just use the 10 oz can. I just use Campbells. Hope you enjoy!

  16. 16
    Erin Raatjes says:

    All the fixings are ready in the fridge for tomorrow… can’t wait to try this one! 🙂

  17. 17

    I’m excited to try this 🙂 Making it today. I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and can’t wait to look through the other recipes too! Thanks

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  19. 19
    Kylee says:

    how much sour cream should be used?

  20. 20
    Stacy says:

    Made this tonight. Very kid friendly and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Christen says:

    Thanks for the fabulous recipe. I love it!

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  27. 27
    kelly says:

    Made this tonight, very filling and so yummy its now on our rotation list! Thank you

  28. 28
    Kerri says:

    I was wondering if there anything i could use instead of canned cream of chicken soup in this?

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  30. 30
    Brenda says:

    It’s in my crockpot right now. Looks and smells great. I think the leftovers will be wonderful wrapped in a cresaunt in mini muffin pan… 🙂 thanks for the recipe. can’t wait to eat it.

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  32. 32
    Jenae says:

    It’s cooking in the crock pot now! I can’t wait until dinner… It smells soo good! Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  33. 33
    Megan says:

    Hi! I tried your recipe today and I altered it just a bit. I used frozen chicken (ahh laziness!) and I also used just 2 ounces extra of chicken broth. I loved it soooo much. Im sharing it with… well.. everyone I know!

  34. 34
    Lexia says:

    Is there any way I could do this in the oven? My crockpot recently broke, and this recipe looks TOO good to not try tomorrow night!

  35. 35
    Jen says:

    Do you use frozen or thawed chicken?

  36. 36
    Melissa C says:

    I was curious if I could turn this into a freezer meal recipe. Just leave out the broccoli and sour cream till it’s time to add it. Well now that I type this I think i’m just gonna give it a shot and see how it fairs. -crossing fingers-

  37. 37
    Kenda says:

    I tried this last night and my bunch really liked it. I used normandy blend veggies instead of just broccoli. I also added peas. At the end my sauce was REALLY thin so next time I will cut back on the broth. I added Velveeta to thicken it up a bit. We ate it over brown rice…but I think it would also be good over a biscuit:) Will definitely keep this one in our rotation.

  38. 38
    Amanda says:

    This is a great recipe. I used fat free soups, broth, cheddar cheese, and sour cream and it was still really good.

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  40. 40
    Chelsea says:

    All I have are thighs. Could I use those and just take Em out and peel the meet off when they’re done? If so, would I leve skin on or off?

  41. 41
    Chelsea says:

    Wow…meat* haha 🙂 I promise I know how to spell lol well, except maybe broccoli. I, too always mess that one up 🙂

  42. 42
    missy says:

    Can i put the broccoli in raw in the beginning.

  43. 43
    Tricia says:

    I recently came across this recipe on pinterest. The only way to get my 2 toddlers to eat veggies is to mix them with meat and cheese. This recipe sounds perfect for them! I plan on making it tonight. Can I put the chicken in frozen or is it best to be defrosted?

    • 43.1
      Jenny says:

      You can put the chicken in frozen but it will take longer to cook it so plan on more than 6 hours. 🙂 Sorry for the late response.

  44. 44
    Kira says:

    I absolutely loved this recipe (so did my husband and children!). I featured it on my own website and credited you for the recipe! Thanks again!

  45. 45
    Traci says:

    Do you stir occasionally or just leave it untouched for the 6 hrs?

  46. 46
    Kristen says:

    Have you ever subbed yogurt for the sour cream?

    • 46.1
      Jenny says:

      We haven’t tried it in this recipe but we do sub Greek yogurt for mayo in other dishes. I like your idea but we haven’t tried it yet. 🙂

  47. 47
    Antoinette says:

    This might be a silly question as I don’t use my slow cooker all that often, but do u have to cook chicken before placing it in or just raw? It seems too easy. Lol thanks

  48. 48
    Sarah says:

    I just made this delicious meal! However mine was quite watery! I followed the steps word for word and I guess I thought maybe it would be thicker. Is this something that other people have experienced also?

    • 48.1
      Jenny says:

      I went through the comments briefly to see if other experienced this and couldn’t find any. I’m going to remake this as it’s been awhile so look out for an update in the post. 🙂

  49. 49
    Becky says:

    when you shred chicken and add the sour cream and broccoli do you cook it further or just mix in and serve?

  50. 50

    Oh My Gosh!! I Am In Love With This I Found It On Pinterest And Gahh It Tastes Soo good Thank You Thank you For sharing It with Us!Just Made It Today…And I’m Already Sharing It With others…Mainly My Mom!

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