Clipping Money: Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Over Rice Recipe

7/11/12

Crock-Pot Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Over Rice Recipe

 

All I have to say is WOW! This recipe was SO easy to make and the kids just devoured it up! 

Creamy Crock-pot Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
1 10oz can cream of chicken soup
1 10 oz can cheddar soup
1 14 oz can chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic salt seasoning
1 cup sour cream
6 cups broccoli florets, just fork tender (I cooked it in boiling water for 3-4 minutes)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

1. Place soups, chicken broth, salt, and garlic seasoning into a crock-pot over low heat. Whisk until smooth. Place chicken in, 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.  4-6 servings

 

 (Yes.. I took the picture before I put the cheese on)

Thanks Picky Palate
 

148 comments:

  1. looks really good, would love any more recipes you have for the crock pot!

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    1. Are you on Pinterest? I have some great recipes pinned there, if you'd like to follow...

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    2. Where would I find you on Pinterest?

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  2. Awesome recipe!!! Tried it today for dinner, for my entire family they all loved it! Thank you

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  3. Looks really delicious and healthy because of broccoli and sour cream and seems to be a fast an easy dinner, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Is this thawed chicken? Could it be done with frozen?

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    1. i did fozen chicken and it worked out great..

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  5. I just put this in the crock pot right now and I'm really looking forward to dinner tonight. To make it healthier, I am using fat free chicken broth, Campbells Healthy Choice (98% fat free) cheddar and condensed chicken soups, fat free sour cream and low fat cheese. ;)

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    1. Thanks for sharing another alternative! Let us know what you think :)

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    2. I want to try using plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Less fat and more protein. Ever better for you. How was your healthy version? Should I give it a try? THANKS!

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  6. Do you cook the broccoli first?

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  7. How many does this serve?

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    1. Never mind I see it already says that. Sorry

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  8. Looks Yummy! Going to try! :-) I came across your blog while I'm up late planning a menu, trying to find a chicken over rice recipe. :-)

    Thanks!

    -Cassia :-)

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  9. WOW! This looks Yummy! I can't wait to try this one:-)

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  10. Looks good I'm gonna try and make it today!

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  11. YUM looks so good, I'm trying it right now, got the soups in the crock-pot CANT WAIT FOR DINNER!!!

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    1. Come back and let us know how you liked it!

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  12. I'm making the rice and broccoli as we speak! Just waiting....I thawed out chicken thighs instead of breasts by accident. Didn't have cheddar soup so I made some out of velveeta lol. Looks good

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    1. It really is delicious!!! My children (10,7,4) devoured it!

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  13. This looks delicious! One quick question, did you use fresh broccoli or frozen?

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  14. Made your recipe for supper tonight and we loved it! Even had plenty of leftovers - some of which made their way to the freezer for easy meals this fall! Thanks so much for this recipe!

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  15. Made this last night and it was DELICIOUS!! Definitely keeping this recipe!! Dad and boyfriend loved it!! Only thing I changed was, Using Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream to make it even healthier!! So full of flavor!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  16. I just made this for dinner and it was great. Would you say that the left overs are freezer safe for a later date since it made so much?

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    1. Absolutely! They would be perfect for this fall :)

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    2. Thank you. I have a baby on the way so the less I have to cook the better.

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  17. Do you just stir in sour cream and cheese or do you cook it longer after stirring it in? sorry i'm a beginer to cooking :)

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    1. No worries!! Yes, you just stir in the sour cream and then you are supposed to sprinkle the top of your dinner (after it's plated) with the cheese... I forgot ;)

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  18. Do I follow the soup cans directions and add water for each?

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    1. No, just use the soup in the cans :) Don't add water :)

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  19. Made this tonight and not only was it extremely easy, my husband and son ate almost the entire pot! I love crock pot receipes

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    1. That's awesome! I'm so glad they enjoyed this!

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  20. Super yummy dish! Family wanted it again...making it for the second time tonight! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. That's awesome! You could even switch it up and put it on noodles ;)

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  21. This looks so yummy! But my crock pot is only 4 qt... can I still make this?

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    1. Hmmm... I am not sure. Mine is a 7qt and I had plenty of room (as you can see in the photos). I would think if it had enough room to cook (and bubble) you should be fine. Let us know if you make it.

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  22. When do you put the sour cream and broccoli into the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients? Do you wait until the end of cooking? Thank you! Looking forward to trying this meal tonight! :)

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    1. I cooked the broccoli in boiling water for 3-4 minutes before adding it to the crock pot. In step #2, When chicken is cooked, use 2 forks to shred into bite size pieces. Stir in sour cream and broccoli. After they are stirred together, you serve it. Let us know how you like it!

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  23. Making this for dinner tomorrow night. I am omitting the cheddar soup (save on calories) and the sour cream (hubby hates it) and putting over brown rice. I'm hoping this version comes out as good as yours look.

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    1. That sounds great! Come back and let us know how you like it!

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  24. Making this for dinner tonight! Cannot wait for it to be done. have you tried it over pasta instead of rice?

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    1. Yes! We love it over both pasta and rice! How did you like it?

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  25. my DH dislikes sour cream - do you think it would be okay without it?

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    1. Yes, it should be fine without it. I believe it just gives it a flavor :)

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  26. making this right now, can't wait to try it :) thank you for sharing!

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  27. Making this now! Forgot cheddar soup added cream of brocolli! Hope it works!

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    1. How did it come out with your substitution?

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  28. Making this tonight, but using homemade chicken stock, cream of chicken and cheddar soup. A little more work, but not too bad!

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    1. Hi Christina! How did it turn out?

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    2. I didn't end up making it last night. It's in the crock pot right now. I used already cooked and shredded chicken in the homemade soups and stock. Very easy, low sodium and it smells yummy! I will let you know how it turns out!

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    3. DELICIOUS!!!! It was so good, I will definitely add it to my meal rotation!

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    4. That's awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  29. This was ridiculously good! I really wa shocked at how good it was. My whole family devoured it and just raved about it. My husband is not a rice fan so we used egg noodles instead. This is such a keeper!

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more!!! I'm SO glad your family enjoyed it!!

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  30. Have you ever frozen this before? Do you think it would freeze best if I put some in the freezer before I added the broccoli and sour cream to the rest that we are going to have tonight?

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  31. My crockpot is messed up. Do u think you could make this on top of the stove? I really want to try this.

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  32. This was SO delicious! I halved the recipe by just using the cream of chicken (no cream of cheddar) and halving all the other ingredients. I sprinkled crushed ritz crackers on top of the cheese at the end and it was DELICIOUS!! They really added that little extra something. Thank you for the great recipe!

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  33. I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.
    the greasy chicken

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  34. What do you think about adding the rice into the crockpot with the other ingredients and allowing it to cook at the same time? Do you think it would increase the cooking time or just the amount of liquid? Making this tonight!
    Thanks!

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    1. Hmmmm... I have never thought about doing that. Now you have me tempted to to try something new and see how it works! Did you try it by adding the rice tonight? Would love to hear how that turned out!

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    2. So, I ended up adding about 1/2 cup of rice and an extra cup of liquid to the mixture and then allowed it to cook for an extra hour on low. But, nothing happened. I don't know if I should have set the crockpot to high for an hour or what, but my way didn't work. I ended up having to move the whole concoction to a large pot and boiling it to get the rice to cook. I did use Greek yogurt as others have suggested and it turned out really great. Almost like a Chicken Broccoli Rice soup.

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  35. I am making this for the second time. (: (:
    The first time i didn't have cheddar soup and just made my own cheese sauce with butter and flour... And then milk and cheese. My husby loved it.
    Tonight i found the cheddar cheese in the can. (:

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  36. really really good! i put my chicken in frozen and no problem!

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  37. Is there anyway to cook on the stove?

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  38. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it was a hit at our house, even with my picky 5 year old. I served it over last night's leftover mashed potatoes and will serve tonight's leftover over rice tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing, you made this tired, pregnant Mommy's whole night! :)

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  39. (Family of 6) Doubled the recipe so we would have leftovers. I added 1 can of broccoli cheese soup. I can't wait for the family to try it out tonight. It sounds Yummy. :)

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    1. Oh that's great! Let us know how you like it :)

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    3. It turned out really good. You could actually eat it a couple different ways on rice or noodles or you could just add a bit of rice and make it into a soup. It's very filling. The kid's really liked it even Justin and he is a picky eater. I doubled the recipe. I added pepper, garlic salt, minced garlic, Extra Broccoli, 1 can of Broccoli Cheese Soup to the recipe above. Tonight we ate it over Rice but I have enough leftovers to last a few days and try it a few new ways. LOL :)

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  40. Ok.. Please dont laugh at me and im truly not trying to ruin ur awesome recipe but i hate cooking and really shld try out my beautiful crock pot my mum bought me :) lol
    Im trying it with cream of mushroom as my grocery store didnt have cream of chicken :(
    Hope this works :)
    Thank u for sharing this!!

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    1. Ooooo...I like the Cream of Mushroom idea!!! How was it?? I was thinking about making this for my Office Christmas Luncheon...

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  41. Does the sour cream give it flavor or texture? My husband and i neither one like sour cream, so trying to decide it the yogurt would be better!?!?!? Would you use the same amount of yogurt as sour cream? Thanks so much! Cant wait to try!!!

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    1. Yes, it gives it flavor but you can use plain yogurt, too! Let us know how you like it!

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  42. I have this in the crock pot right now! This is our first time trying it out. I didn't put any salt in it will it be ok without salt?

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    1. Yes, it should be fine without salt :)

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    2. I made it. I didn't put any salt in it and no shredded cheese on top. It came out amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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  43. I have made this before and we loved it! This time I was in too big of a hurry and put the sour cream in with the rest of the ingredients in the beginning. I hope it is just as good!

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  44. Extra good recipe really. I like this combo and your directions are good too. Good yummy work! :)

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    1. Well thank you SO much! I'm so happy you liked it :)

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  45. If chicken is already thawed how long should I cook in crock pot?

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    1. This recipe doesn't use frozen chicken so you should be all set! Just follow the directions and let us know how you liked it :)

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  46. Hello! Are the soups normally condensed when you buy them? ( like the cheese soup or if I replace with broc cheddar it will likely be) and if so should I add the can of water?

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    1. Hello! Yes, these are condensed soups. Do not add water to them. Let us know how you like it :)

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  47. Just seen your recipe and can't wait to use it. the only thing is Im in England and never see can chicken stock. Can i just make up chicken stock from a cube.

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    1. You can substitute chicken broth for chicken stock - the main difference between the two is that stock is made from simmering the boney parts, giving it a slightly richer flavor / gelatin from the bones.

      Personally, I don't notice much of a difference and always use bullion to make chicken broth for recipes like this.

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  48. We loved this! We used cauliflower instead of broccoli and I ended up substituting cream of celery for cream of chicken because I ended up not having any. I froze half for later :)

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  49. Had this tonight and it was really good. The only changes I made were that I added a can of cream of broccoli soup and I didn't use sour cream. I also used fresh broccoli and I chopped it up put it on a cookie sheet and put evoo,garlic salt and pepper and mixed it up and baked it at 450 degress F for 15-20min. I added it in the crockpot at the end and it was GREAT. I also cooked my rice and added it in the crockpot at the end. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

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  50. This receipe looks great. Were trying it tonight! quick question in my excitment to get it going this morning I through in the sour cream in the beginning. Did I totally mess up dinner? What will happen

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    1. I did the same thing hope it turns out!

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  51. Making for a second time tonight! It was delicious and easy. Thanks!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  52. I love chicken and rice. This recipe is so much easier than my recipe! Thanks for making my life easier!
    Katie
    godslittlegrace.blogspot.com

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    1. You are so welcome! I am all about easy! :)

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  53. Down right yummmy ! Thank you maam for this easy to make amazing dish and cheese to top just completes it and me !! Thanks again!

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    1. SCORE!! Haha, you are SO welcome! Thank you so much for coming back and letting us know!

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  54. This has been cooking in my crockpot for the last couple of hours! It smells yummy :) Can't wait to taste it...

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    1. Awesome! You will love it :) let us know what you think ;)

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  55. We made this last night and thought it was pretty bland. Would you suggest any additional seasonings/spices? I think a 2nd can of the cheddar soup might help

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    1. Sure, you can add any seasonings your family prefers. If you do decide to add a second can of cheddar soup, let us know how it turns out. I've never tried it (nor has anyone in the comments above).

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  56. I was short on time today but really wanted to try this recipe. So I boiled the chicken and shredded it, then mixed everything together. Its really yummy so I can only imagine it being even better if it cooked all day. :)

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  57. Could you use Shrimp as meat substitute? If so would you change any of the other ingredients ie: soup, cheese ect?

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  58. You could cut the cost even more by cutting out the cream of chicken soup and making yourself-- much easier, cheaper and without all the preservatives. Looks good! BetsyD

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  59. Making this delicious recipe for the 2nd time tonight and I got alot of happy faces when they asked what i was making..we forgot to use the shredded cheese last time so we're gonna try that and crushed ritz crackers..it smells so good now I'm excited!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe..not only is it DELICIOUS but its cheap and easy!

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    1. You are SOOO welcome! I am so happy that it has become a family favorite. There is no better feeling then that of happy faces!!! Thanks for letting me know. You made my day!!

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  60. Is there any reason why you would not just cook the broccoli in the crock pot with the chicken? It seems like that would make it that much easier, and one less pot to wash. Now that I think about it, I don't know that I've ever cooked broccoli in a crock pot...maybe it doesn't cook right or something. ???

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    1. Hi Erica! Great question. In my opinion, I cooked it in boiling water for 3-4 minutes prior to adding it in the very last step because you still want your broccoli to be just fork tender. If it is over cooked, it will turn mushy and fall apart. Cooking it on the stove for just 3-4 minutes gives it the perfect touch. If you were to add it to the crockpot, I feel that it would not only have to be timed just right to put in (and I haven't even calculated that part) but then you would have to serve it right away (wouldn't be able to just leave it on warm if you are away because then they broccoli would turn mushy). I hope this helps ;)

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    2. Thanks so much for the quick reply!
      I've had mushy, fall-apart broccoli before...not exactly appetizing. :/
      You're right, it would be really hard to time it just right if I put it in the crock pot. I think I'll do it your way! :)
      Thanks!

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  61. This was really delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are SO welcome! I am glad you enjoyed it!!

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  62. This looks and sounds amazing, cant wait to try this!
    If you like recipes that includes rice then i think you will love the ones on tilda basmati 's homepage http://www.tilda.com/public-recipe-category/dry i always get inspiration here

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  63. We just sat down to eat this and it tasted amazing! Great recipe and great directions! Thank you!

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    1. YAY! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for coming back to share! I really appreciate it :)

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  64. Just got done eating it...WONDERFUL!! The chicken is very tasteful. So easy to make too!! Thank you!!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! Thank you for coming back and letting us know! You are SO welcome!!

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  65. I have made this recipe twice and plan to make it again this week. My husband loves it and will eat as a leftover...that seldom happens! We like it over noodles as well as rice.

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  66. found this on pinterest and its literally cooking in the crock pot right now :) smells good and i doubled the recipe

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  67. This is an excellent recipe! Thank you for sharing! We now make it about once a week!
    godslittlegrace.blogspot.com

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  68. This recipe looks delicious and pretty easy to make. I love my slow cooker it makes cooking at home easier. I have reduced my calorie intake by cooking at home and incorporating a diet plan that works with the help of my tracking tools to help me reach my goals. Cooking at a home is so much healthier.

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  69. This looks like a tasty meal and pretty inexpensive to make. I think the family will love it. We have been trying to eat out less to save money for a vacation and eating out can definitely become costly.

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  70. there was way too much liquid. But it tasted good.

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    1. Hmmm... I wonder why? I've never encountered that before.

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  72. if I don't use the cheddar soup, would I need to add something as a substitute?
    I'm thinking of trying this today :)

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    1. We use two cans of cream of mushroom, one can of chicken broth, and leave out the others. It turns out really good.

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  73. Mine came out very liquidy too.... we added a couple tablespoons of flour and added shredded cheddar and cubed white cheese Velveeta.

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  74. I made this because it looked easy, and because it looked like my husband's type of meal. I didn't expect to like it myself as much as I did! I found myself eating leftovers for breakfast! The only thing I did differently was add about a teaspoon of fresh garlic in place of the garlic powder and served the broccoli on the side instead of mixed in. Love how good and easy this is and will definitely be making it again, probably many times.
    I also like that there is room to "healthify" it if you want to use homemade chicken stock, cream of chicken etc., use brown rice, sub greek yogurt for sour cream- BUT if you need to throw something together quickly you can just use the canned stuff, nuke frozen broccoli, even use frozen chicken and minute rice to save more time. Love the flexibility.

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  75. I make this recipe once or twice a month. My picky husband, two toddlers and I love it. Great recipe, simple and precise.

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  76. As a fellow website owner, I just wanted you to know that your photos are being ripped off by this website...http://www.redskyfood.com/2013/10/creamy-crock-pot-chicken-and-broccoli.html Ironically, I repinned the recipe and it went to the other site instead of yours...I hate thieves! There's a link at the bottom where you can ask them to remove it (if you choose.)

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know. I just contacted them to take it down ASAP. I really appreciate it!!

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  77. Is there a printable version of this recipe?

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    1. No, I'm sorry. I don't have a printable version up yet.

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  78. Made this today and it was very good. I didn't have plain broccoli so I used a combo of broccoli/cauliflower/carrot. I also added about 2 oz of Velveeta to boost the cheesiness. Very tasty!

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  79. Could this be done with just cheese over the top as i am i the UK and don't think i can get the cheddar soup over here? Thanks

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    1. I've made it without the cheddar soup and I think it turned out good. (I just put the cheese in the sauce rather than adding it to the top.)

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  80. Absolutely deliciously amazing!

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  81. If I had to separate this in two 2.5 oz slow cookers... do I still need to cook both for 6hours on low???

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  82. I made this on Monday AND it was yummy! Instead of cheese I used corn. OM NOM NOM NOM!

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  83. I did a couple of things wrong when making this. I didn't pay enough attention to notice that it was cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken, but the mushroom worked out well :) And instead of doing cheddar soup I attempted to make it gluten free by using milk, GF flour, and cheese so it probably turned out more liquidly than it was supposed to. But my attempt turned out quite tasty, and it's very cost-effective since I got 7 servings out of it. Will definitely make it again. Thanks!

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  84. i just made this for me and my parents and we all loved it! i only used half a cup of sour cream since some of the comments said 1 cup was too much and it turned out great. i also didn't put cheese on top because we felt like it didn't need it. no complaints about this i give it a 10/10 and i will definitely be making this again! so easy and so delicious. thank you for the recipe!

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  85. Sounds great! We will be making this soon. It is so good to have someone from Olive Branch posting great Mississippi recipes. My first teaching job in 1965 was 3rd grade in Olive Branch. My Mom went to Olive Branch when the coach (or principal) was fired; the students walked out and refused to return until he was rehired. The school board rehired him as a result of the students' action. That was so long ago. FYI: I live in Texas now.

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