Cheesy Broccoli Crock Pot Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli Crock Pot Recipe //

The first of hopefully many successful crock pot adventures: the Cheesy Broccoli Crock Pot Recipe. I say it ALL the time: I don’t like to cook. I don’t like to experiment with food and I prefer that meals come with the least amount of effort possible. A few months ago my mom, knowing my distaste for cooking, bought us a crock pot. I’ve heard MANY stories about how easy it is to create a meal with this one tool. Toss it all in and you’re done.

Well, it took me a while to actually give it a try because my husband does the majority of the cooking, and I don’t want to. Well, the crock pot has been great! My first attempt was to make a different version of this recipe. You throw ALL the ingredients in at once. The result: mushy rice + broccoli. It was still very delicious (cause cheese), but I wanted to avoid the mush. My husband suggested cooking the rice and broccoli completely separate (or just plain baking the recipe), but that sounded like way more effort than I wanted to put into this meal. Ha! So, I made a few adjustments of when you put some of the ingredients into the crock pot (like the rice and broccoli), and it worked!


Cheesy Broccoli Crock Pot Recipe

  • 2 lbs uncooked chicken breasts
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 16 oz. container of sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


– Place your chicken breasts, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper at the bottom of the crock pot. Cover the chicken with the broth (about 2/3 of the broth container).

– Cook the chicken on high for 2.5 or 3 hours. Watch the liquid level. If the liquid is too low before the chicken is cooked, add some more warm broth (not cold).

– When the chicken is cooked, pull the breasts out of the crock pot and shred with two forks. Put the chicken back into the crock pot.

– Add the rice and broccoli. Add more broth if needed (just so the rice and broccoli are covered). Cook for another hour, or until rice and broccoli are cooked.

– When the rice is cooked, add your sour cream and cheese. Cook till warmed.

Serve and enjoy!

– Chelsey

P.S. the kiddo loved this! She ate the whole thing, veggies and all (again, cause covered in cheese). 


  • threeloudkids on said:

    This looks so good! I wish my kids liked broccoli more because I would totally make this!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Maybe if you chopped it so tiny they didn't know? 😉

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