11 Reviews

I followed the instructions except that I used two chicken breasts instead of 6 in my 3qt crock pot. I used a can cream of mushroom soup and a can of cream of chicken and mushroom soup. The recipe was very salty. If I were to make this recipe again I would probably eliminate the sodium rich dry onion soup and use low sodium condensed soups but I really don't think I will make this again.

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Mark M. April 24, 2016

4 STARS: Hearty slow cooker meal. Used boneless skinless chicken thighs and unfiltered apple juice. Also used the seasoning packet in the rice. The apple flavor was subtle and wished it were a little more prominent, but enjoyed this for dinner. Thanks.

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ratherbeswimmin' September 14, 2015

I really liked thisw crock pot recipe. I shreddde the chicken and mixed with everything else rather then keeping it on the bone. I had a couple sweet potatoes I needed to use up, so I put those in place of the carrots. A little tip, I left it in the crock on low after I ate while waiting for my fiance to get home after working late, and the rice soaked up a ton of liquid. I think it was beter before it soaked all this up. But it is super tasty!!!

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Beth in Tennessee October 27, 2011

Simply wonderful! Just the right combination of sweet and savory. The bacon added a noticeable, but not overpowering, touch that was perfect. We prefer white meat to dark, so I used 5 small/average-sized chicken breasts, which I cut into thirds before browning in the bacon fat. As for the rice, I used an unseasoned basmati-wild rice blend, which worked great except that I had to guess a little on the amount -- I had a partial 16 oz bag, so I gave a rough estimate on what 8 oz would be... clearly I could have added more, since there was still some liquid in the pot at the end of the cooking time. No biggie, though. It was still eagerly devoured. :) My fiance has already asked me to make this again! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

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Lynne the Pirate Queen January 16, 2009

Loved this dish, flavors worked well together. Loved the addition of apple cider. Already have shared recipes with relatives. Will make again.

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Ed&Theresa November 05, 2008

Congratulations on winnning the contest! The apples were terrific in this and what took it from a basic recipe to something special. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to use the seasoning packet that came with the rice so I did, which added most of the flavor. There was a lot of liquid so next time I would reduce it to one or two cups total instead of three. My chicken was done a lot earlier than four hours because my crockpot cooks hot. Way to go winner!

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FLKeysJen November 04, 2008

I really enjoyed this. The wild rice blend added a lot of texture. I didn't have any poultry seasoning on hand so I used a pinch of basil, a pinch of thyme and some herbed sea salt blend. Also added a little squirt of Frank's hot sauce (because I personally like a little heat in most any soup or stew-like mixture). I know I will make this again. Next time I will de-bone the chicken thighs before serving to make it easier to eat. Thanks for posting and congrats on coming up with a winner!!!!

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Clean Plate Club November 03, 2008

This smelled awesome when it was cooking. I did have a little trouble getting my rice done, but that could have been because I used a rice blend instead of the wild rice mix that doesn't work because of food allergies. The flavor of this was excellent and I would most definitely make this again because its a great fall dish and very comforting. However, the six servings are not very large.

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LARavenscroft November 03, 2008

I added a parsnip which I had for the contest and I do love so in it went! A leek would have been fabulous in this as well! Being one of the ingredients. I skipped the bacon and glad I did because the chicken released a good amount of fat and even more flavor! I used 5 chicken legs with thighs which I coated with my version of poultry seasoning, dried sage, thyme, paprika, lavender, and rosemary. Using 2 tablespoons of it. Loaded on the fresh crack black pepper. Apples didn`t come through in this. Some apple Korn liquor drizzled at the end of cooking is yummy! Package long grain and wild rice blend? I do wish a brand was listed. Which Lindberg, Uncle Ben`s,Vigo Long Grain and White Wild Rice,...... Some are just rice and wild rice while others have spices and herbs. I just mixed 4 ounces wild rice and 4 ounces long grain brown rice. And took much longer to cook. At least 1 hour. I did the 4 hour high cooking. I did remove the chicken cooled slightly to remove skin and bones. WE LOVED THIS!!!!! Ok sorry if I did some changes but I cook to what we like. And we liked this! A LOT! Thanks for the comfort food!

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Rita~ November 03, 2008

4 star The recipe is very easy and tasty but I felt it needed just a bit more punch (That's me not everyone else). The instructions were clear except for saving some of the bacon drippings to brown the chicken. I loved the apple in the recipe and to add it near the end.. Good luck in the contest. I enjoyed my dinner

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Bergy November 03, 2008
Autumn Chicken and Rice