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Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

Are you looking for a quick and easy dinner option that's both delicious and healthy? Look no further than this slow cooker chicken and rice recipe! This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when you want a comforting meal at home.


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 cup frozen peas (optional)

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (optional)


  1. In the slow cooker, combine the rice, chicken broth, water, onion, garlic, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper.

  2. Add the chicken breasts on top of the rice mixture.

  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.

  4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, shred it using two forks.

  5. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.

  6. If desired, add the frozen peas and stir gently.

  7. Cover and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the peas are heated through.

  8. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

  9. Stir in the chopped parsley (if using) just before serving.

  10. Serve the chicken and rice hot and enjoy!

This recipe is a great way to use up left over rice and you can use any kind of broth you have on hand. You can also add some vegetables like diced carrots or bell pepper to make it more nutritious. This recipe is easy, hearty and delicious, perfect for busy weeknights or when you want a comforting meal at home. Hope you enjoy!

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