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Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole

  • Author: Audrey
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Indulge, in the flavors of this Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole where each ingredient comes together harmoniously to create a zesty experience. Picture tender chicken, cooked to perfection with care coated in a sauce made from chiles and spices that blend the earthy warmth of cumin with a subtle kick of chili powder. Every spoonful offers a combination of textures from the touch of sour cream to the gentle crunch of diced onion all resting on a bed of fluffy white rice. Topped with melted cheddar cheese and sprinkled with onions this casserole is more than a dish—it’s, like receiving a warm and inviting hug on your plate that promises to transform any meal into a cherished memory.



1 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 white onion, diced

1 (4 ounces) can diced green chiles

1 (19 ounces) can green enchilada sauce

1 c sour cream

2 c cheddar cheese, grated and divided

1/4 c green onion, chopped

3 c cooked white rice


Start by preparing the cooker. Put the chicken in a slow cooker that’s 6 quart or larger.

Next season the chicken, with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and chili powder.

After seasoning add onion, chiles and green enchilada sauce on top of the chicken.

Now it’s time to cook. Cover the cooker. Choose either high heat for 3 to 4 hours or low heat for 6 to 8 hours based on your availability.

Once cooked use two forks to shred the chicken in the cooker.

Add cream half a cup of cheddar cheese and green onion. Then mix in cooked rice.

For a touch of deliciousness sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top. Let it cook until the cheese melts completely for 15 minutes. If your rice is cold initially increase the time to 45 minutes, on high heat.

Finally, when the cheese becomes bubbly. Voila! Your casserole is ready to be served and enjoyed!


To make this delicious Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole gluten-free you just need to make adjustments. Start by checking that your enchilada sauce is labeled gluten-free as some brands may contain gluten. For the chicken seasoning. Choose certified gluten-free spices or create your own blend from scratch. Don’t worry about the chicken itself fresh and unprocessed chicken is naturally free of gluten. The main ingredient, rice is gluten-free too. It provides a safe and comforting foundation, for this dish.