Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 | 18 comments

rice cooker chicken

Surprise,  surprise!   Did you know that our beloved rice cooker is not a one-trick pony?  It can do other than cook rice!  

Last weekend, I made Cheesy Chicken in the rice cooker.  YES, I used the rice cooker to cook the chicken. 🙂 It’s tender chicken breasts covered with queso de bola. YES, queso de bola! Queso de bola  was a left-over holiday center-piece display (Ooops… I meant, holiday treat.).  Although in this recipe you can use Magnolia Cheddar Cheese  or  Magnolia Cheese Spread, whichever is available and convenient to you.

This recipe is very easy! All you have to do is brown the chicken, chop some garlic, basil, and shiitake mushrooms, dump it in the rice cooker and press “cook”.  



Here’s the recipe of Rice Cooker Cheesy Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms


300 grams boneless chicken breast halves

1/2 cup shredded Queso De Bola 

1 tsp chopped garlic

3 pieces shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 tsp basil leaves, chopped

1/2 cup cream of mushroom w/ 3 tbsp water, mixed together

Cooking Procedure:

1. In medium heat, brown the chicken fillet in the pan.

rice cooker chicken


2. Place the chicken in the rice cooker.

rice cooker chicken


3.  Chop the garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and basil leaves and dump it on the chicken in the rice cooker.

rice cooker chicken


rice cooker chicken


rice cooker chicken

4.  Top with grated queso de bola.



5. Cook for 25-30 minutes, pressing the “cook” button every time it switches to “warm”.


6.  Serve and enjoy!rice cooker chicken


You can serve it with rice too! 🙂

rice cooker chicken


 Click here to see the video.

For chicken I always pick Magnolia, I rest assured that their chicken was prepared with high level of quality and safety. I do not buy generic meat. Their buffet style setup where I can just pick and choose the particular chicken cut or parts I want, is “the win”.  It adds so much convenience to my home cooking preparation. Plus the fact that Magnolia chicken has been the brand I grew up with.  

I remember when my dad does the grocery on some special occasions my mom would always ask my dad as he unloads the chicken: “Magnolia ba iyan?“.  And I always wonder why she has to ask him if it was Magnolia chicken.  I have been a home cook for 12 years now and everytime I write my grocery list, I don’t just put “1/2 chicken breast” instead I write “1/2 Magnolia chicken breast”.  The Magnolia says it all: Masarap, Masustansya at Kayang-kaya!


Thank you for reading!



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