Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

January 23, 2013 at 10:03 am | Posted in Casserole, Chicken, Crock Pot, Main Dish, One-Dish Meal | Leave a comment

This recipe is courtesy of Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate.  I started off following her recipe but changed half-way through.  Here’s my take on the meal:

1 pound chicken tenders

3 tbsp. onion powder

1 box Zatarain’s Yellow Rice Mix (8 ounce box, prepared according to box)

1 can (10.5 ounces) cream of chicken soup

1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

1 jar of chicken gravy

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My chicken tenders were frozen so rather than just toss them in for 7-8 hours (at 10 a.m.) I put them in at 8 a.m.

I poured on the soup and sprinkled the onion powder on top of that; the original recipe called for onions but my teenager won’t eat onions, so onion powder is my substitution.

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Not a good picture; it’s hard to take a picture of a black crock, but you can see the chicken and soup.  Cover and set on LOW for 10 hours.

I checked the chicken around 12 noon and the soup was starting to burn around the edges of the crock.  I checked the temp of the chicken and it was finished.  Hmmm, what to do?

I turned off the crock pot and made my rice.

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Yum, I love rice.

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Nice and fluffy; I drained the corn and mixed it up with the rice.  I decided to grab my 11 x 7 casserole dish, spray it with butter-flavored PAM and toss the rice and corn into it.

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Then the chicken and soup mixture went on top of this.

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It looked a bit dry, so I brainstormed a while.  Meanwhile, I covered the casserole with foil and popped it into the fridge.

When it was 5:00 p.m., I removed the casserole dish from the fridge and preheated my oven to 350 degrees F.

I had a jar of chicken gravy leftover from something earlier, so decided to pour it on top of the chicken and soup.  Brilliant!

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Re-covered it with the foil and popped it into the oven for 30 minutes; then removed the foil and let it brown and bubble for 15 more minutes.

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Nice and chickeny and saucy.  My husband called it one of my Yellow Meals since everything in the casserole dish was yellow; my son said that the chicken was brown.  Hubby said, “Close enough.”

Oh well.  It was delicious.  Next time, I think I’ll just forget about the crock pot and the Zatarain’s Rice and soup, and use the oven and regular brown rice with chicken gravy.

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Oh and the original recipe called for cheese but it seemed like there were already too many things in the dish, so I left the cheese out.

Tonight we’re going out for supper because the teenager has an Academic Team Meet in Wheaton.  Go, Eagles!

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