I don't know where this originated. There are several chicken and rice recipes out there. I actually have a couple. This is one that I have made forever. My daughter, Jenny, loves this. She requested that I post it. There are 2 methods - oven and crock pot - each requires the recipe to change just a tad. This recipe needs more flavor so I usually add 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules and of course, salt and pepper to taste.