Easy Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Easy Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup by Back For Seconds  #crockpot #soup #easy

What’s better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup on a cold day?

Having a big batch of warm, hearty soup ready and waiting for you after a long, busy day!

This recipe is fantastic not only because it tastes so good,  and is nutritious, but also because it’s SO easy to throw together! You just toss it all in the crock pot in the morning and when dinner time rolls around it’s ready! Serve with freshly baked bread (no one said you have to be the one to bake it…) and you have the perfect meal for those cold, hectic days!

What is your go to meal for busy nights??

Easy Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup by Back For Seconds  #crockpot #soup #easy

Easy Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Soup, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
An easy, scrumptious soup made in the crock pot. Perfect for busy days!


  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 cups long grain rice (NOT quick cooking rice)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 10oz corn


It seems like newer crock pots cook much faster than the older ones, so please keep that in mind. My crock pot is newer and cooks very hot. I cook this soup on low on the 8 hour setting and it is done in 4 1/2 hours. I add the rice about an hour before it's done.


Step 1
Add everything to the crock pot except the rice, corn, flour and milk. Cover and cook for 8 hours. The chicken will cook in the broth and add more flavor to the soup.
Halfway through cooking add the rice (or you can stir in already cooked rice at the end).

***Please see the recipe note to determine the best cooking time for you***
Step 2
About 30 minutes prior to serving, shred the chicken. In a small container with a lid shake together flour and milk really well and stir into soup. Add Corn. Let cook for 30 minutes more to allow the soup to thicken.


Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe made in the Crock Pot

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  1. Kristen says

    Yummy! When do you add the corn?

    • says

      Sorry, I forgot to add that to the recipe steps. All fixed now, thanks :) You will add the corn the same time as the flour and milk – about 30 min before serving.
      Thanks for stopping by ;)

  2. Gina White says

    Does it matter what type of rice you use? It sounds yummy!

    • says

      I just used long grain white rice, but you could use any kind you like! I would steer clear of any sort of quick cooking rice though. Thanks for the comment :)

  3. Linda says

    Love my crock pot and cannot wait to make this soup, thank you for sharing the recipe. Take care.

  4. says

    oh yum! It is perfect for today…it is snowing and cold!
    thanks for the recipe.

  5. Sarah says

    Thanks for sharing this! Two quick questions for you….in step 2 it says to mix the flour and water together –I assume you meant the milk? Also, will the flour and water/milk mix well if it’s cold, or should I warm up the liquid first? Thanks in advance!

    • says

      Hi Sarah! Yes, that was my mistake (just fixed it). I put the milk and flour in a small container with a lid, and shake it really well. It combines nicely into a thick cream like texture. YOu can use the milk straight from the fridge! Thanks for your comment, enjoy the soup!

  6. Ashley says

    I love this! One of these little hole in the wall restaurants serves this kind of soup on Sundays and it was a favorite of mine. I’m going to have to try your recipe…it looks just the same!

  7. Cindy king says

    Not a fan of rice. Could noodles be used instead of rice?

    • says

      Absolutely! However I would stir in the cooked noodles just prior to serving so they don’t get too mushy cooking all day. :)

  8. Mindy says

    How much soup does this make? Just trying to figure out if I should double up. Also, are you using a small or large crockpot? Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Mindy! This soup serves 8. I used a standard large size crock pot. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the soup!

  9. says

    Stephanie, I made this for our dinner tonight. Followed the recipe exactly except it was so thick that I did not add any flour but did add a cup of milk to think it a tiny bit and make it creamier. We loved it!! So, so good, and pretty good for you. Perfect for a cold Alaskan day that saw -45 degree temperatures. Will definitely make it again. Thanks so much! Would you mind if I share this recipe with my tweaks on my blog later and of course credit you/link back to your recipe?

    • says

      Oh I am so happy you liked it, yay!! Of course you may share with your readers with a link back. Thank you for asking, and thanks so much for the comment!

  10. says

    the rice turned to mush when I made this. I assumed I was supposed to put it in at the beginning, was I wrong?

    • says

      Bummer :( i put the rice in in the beginning and I always use long grain rice – NOT quick cooking rice. Some crock pots cook faster than others, if you didn’t use quick cooking rice you may want to add it later in the cooking process next time. I hope you try it again and enjoy!

  11. says

    Can you tell me the nutritional value of this recipe? Looks amazing and I love cream of chicken soup!

  12. Jamie says

    Hi! Do u cook the chicken breasts first or put in crockpot raw?

  13. Katie says

    I plan on making this tomorrow, but am more a fan of cream soups rather than broth. Is this pretty creamy or is there a way to make is creamier? Also, could I use a wild rice, like Rice-a-Roni wild rice and also include the seasoning packet for taste? Can’t wait to make it and eat it!!!! Thanks.

    • says

      It is creamy but if you want it even creamier try using half chicken broth and half cream. I’m sure you could use wild rice! I would cook it first and add it to the soup in the end though. Hope you enjoy the soup!

  14. Chris says

    I made this today and it was excellent although I made it on the stove and not the crock pot and made the rice separately. Delish, thanks for sharing

      • Chris says

        Once I shared the recipe many others shared as well, many people will be enjoying your chicken and rice, not much of a soup person but I will make this again and again. Also trying to learn how to make really tender pot roast, please share if you have any suggestions :-)

  15. says

    I plan on making this recipe tomorrow. Quick question – Do I need to shred the chicken breasts midstream or does the chicken fall apart?

    • says

      The chicken will start to fall apart but you may need to help it along some. Enjoy!

  16. Dave Molitor says

    Did you chop up yhe chicken into sall cubes or did you leave the breast whole?

    • says

      I leave them whole and as they cook they start to fall apart. I just shred them the rest of the way before serving :)

  17. says

    I would really like to share this recipe on my blog, mommybo3.blogspot, I love this recipe and will gladly link back to your site!

    • says

      So glad you like the recipe! I’d love for you to share it with your readers as well, with a link to my recipe. Thanks, Mary!

  18. Kim says

    I have celiac and can’t have gluten – any idea if this would work with cornstarch and milk to thicken it?

    • says

      Hi, Kim. I’m sure you can substitute for cornstarch and milk! I have done that with other soups with great success! Hope you enjoy it – we LOVE this soup :)

  19. Heather says

    Do you set the crock pot on high or low? Thank u :-)

  20. kristin says

    Can the leftovers be frozen? husband loves cream of chicken and rice soup. I would love to make a batch and have some for later.

    • says

      Hi, Kristin! I tried freezing it once, but when I reheated it it was a little mushy :( I have a pot cooking right now and will try freezing some. I’ll get back to you!

    • says

      Hi, Lori! I am actually testing a non dairy version right now!! Smells wonderful…I will let you know how it turns out :)

      • Kaye says

        Did you come up with the dairy free version?

        • says

          Kaye, I made this same recipe but replaced the milk with water and it came out just as wonderful! Easy peasy :) Enjoy!

  21. Peggy Fowler says

    I really enjoy your Crock Pot recipes. Do you by any chance have a good Veg.soup? Thanks.

    • says

      Thank you so much, Peggy! I do not have an all veggie soup…yet! Stay tuned though ;)

  22. Robin says

    Can barley be used in addition to the rice?

  23. Jessi says

    I have a newer crock pot, maybe 4-5 years old and I don’t know how long to cook this since your note says you cook it for 8 hours but it is done in 4 1/2. That’s a big difference. Any suggestions? I’m afraid it’ll be done either way too early or too late. Thanks.

    • says

      Hi Jessi! I would cook it on low for 4-5 hours with your newer crock pot. Hope you enjoy it!

  24. Becky says

    Wonder if I can use peas instead of corn. I want to take this to a quilt retreat and two of the girls can not eat corn. Do you think it would ruin it?

    • says

      I’m sure peas would be great! Or you could just leave out the corn without adding anything in it’s place. I’ve done that before and it still tastes great! Hope you enjoy!

  25. Catherine says

    How much is a serving size?

  26. Linda says

    Someone ask what the nutritional value is but I didn’t see the answer. Since I am watching my calories I need to know what i am eating and this soup sounds delicious. Do you know what the calories are?

    • says

      I have not calculated the calories for this recipe, sorry! I know there are some websites you can go to to get the nutrition facts of a recipe. I hope you give this soup a try – it’s one of our favorites :)

  27. christine says

    can you use either cumin seed or ground cumin?

  28. Michelle says

    Hey Stephanie! Any idea if you can use whole wheat flour instead of regular white? And also I have frozen chicken breasts – should I defrost before I put them in the crock pot or just throw it all in there? Looking forward to making it!

    • says

      I have never used whole wheat flour in this soup but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work! Go ahead and put the chicken in frozen. I do that all the time :) Enjoy, Michelle!

  29. says

    WOW – such a yummy recipe. I featured your recipe on my blog with a link to your page! Thanks for the delicious warm soup during this freezing winter – My cat, Gary loved it too!

  30. Gina says

    Fantastic recipe. Made it today and it was so good. Looking forward to the leftovers. Thank you!

  31. Kelly says

    Hi, I’m making this today, looks so yummy. This is probably a stupid question, but how do you know when it’s done? I have a new-ish crockpot, so I’m wondering if cooking at low for 4.5 hours is enough…..?

  32. Jackie says

    Can you use either canned or frozen corn?

  33. Marissa says

    Super yum! Made this for dinner tonight and my family practically licked the pot clean!

  34. Ellen says

    3/4 cup rice doesn’t seem like enough. Is this the correct amount?

    • says

      Hi Ellen, yep, 3/4 cup seems to be the perfect amount of rice. Feel free to add more if you like a lot of rice though :)

  35. MommalovesPoppa says

    This soup was delicious, more like a stew it was so think. Thank you for the recipe.

  36. says

    I am going to make this for a group and was wondering if anyone figured out the measurements to make this gluten free using corn starch? Also, if I use long grain rice would it work if I put rice in in the morning? I work day’s and wouldn’t be able to half way through cooking process? One more question does this fill a regular size crock pot up all the way or would I be able to do 1 1/2 times recipe? I have a big group. Thanks.

    • says

      Hi Pam! As far as the rice goes, I would suggest cooking it ahead of time and just stir it in before serving. If you leave it in all day it will get mushy. It doesn’t fill a crock pot to the top… I can’t say for sure if there is room for an extra 1/2 batch though, sorry! Hope you all enjoy the soup!


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