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I like to cook this every Friday night as it is a favourite of mine and will generally last my fiance and me into the weekend.

3 uncooked chicken breasts
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cans of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
1 pouch of dry onion soup mix
2-3 cups uncooked rice (you can use instant)
2-3 empty soup cans of water
Assorted spices

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces or strips to your liking. Put the cut chicken into the bottom of your crock pot. Place a bouillon cube on top of the chicken, I sometimes tear it apart to spread it out a bit. Pour the rice on top of the chicken, you'll want to make sure you have a good 2 inches or so of space left at the top of your crock pot. Add the other bouillon cube, along with any other spices you'd like, and the dry onion soup mix. Stir gently into the dry rice. Add the cream of chicken or mushroom soup on top of the rice and then mix the water into the soup. Be careful not to disturb the chicken laying on the bottom of your crock pot, otherwise cooking time will be longer.

We cook on high for 4-5 hours or until the rice is soft.

A few things I'd like to point out, I added the spices into the rice mix because I found that seasoning the chicken breasts often doesn't work too well and you end up having some pieces that are heavily seasoned while others aren't. The extra spices I add are: onion and garlic powder, Mrs Dash Original and Spicy blends, and black pepper. I do not cook with any added salt. I have a heart condition and my fiance has high blood pressure, so any salt that needs to be added can be added right before eating.

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athenaps
Apr. 13th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
I just wanted to mention that if you have a heart condition and the finace has high BP, boullion cubes and the onion soup mix are almost pure salt. You may want to substitue low-sodium chicken stock for the water and get some flavour that way?
mysid
Apr. 13th, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)
I was just checking in to say the same. Boullion cubes=salt, and they're totally unnecessary if you use stock instead of water.
camper4lyfe
Apr. 13th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
Really the boullion, onion soup mix, AND the cream of___ soups are all loaded with salt.
royalewcheeze
Apr. 13th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
totally agreed. I have high bp and there's no way I could eat this. The surgeon general recommends <1500 mg of sodium a day for people with bp issues, and with three sources of pure salt in this recipe, I can almost guarantee that one serving of this would have that much or close to it.
trust_your_hart
Apr. 13th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this! I'm new to the community and this recipe sounds absolutely delicious. I'm going to try it on Sunday. :)
rdfreak
Apr. 13th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Sounds delicious and these recipes are making me hungry.
What's a bouillon cube though? :)
mysid
Apr. 13th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)
Boullion cubes are dehydrated stock pressed into cubes. Replace the water in the recipe with stock, and you can omit boullion cubes.
rdfreak
Apr. 15th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
ah awesome; thanks heaps for that. :)
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