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Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Recipe - Your favorite chicken and rice casserole prepared in the crock pot! Made with brown rice, tomatoes, and chicken, this is a healthy, delicious, and easy slow cooker recipe perfect for those busy weeknights.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Your favorite chicken and rice casserole prepared in the crock pot! Made with brown rice, tomatoes, and chicken, this is a healthy, delicious, and easy slow cooker recipe perfect for those busy weeknights.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 473

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon (or to taste) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 6 (about 1.5 to 2 pounds) chicken pieces you can use chicken legs, thighs, and/or breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • dried parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Add sliced onions to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and continue to cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add diced tomatoes with the liquid, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until tender and heated through.
  • Layer rice on the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Stir prepared tomatoes mixture into the rice; add chicken broth and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet over medium heat.
  • Season chicken with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Add chicken pieces to the pan and brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes per side, depending on the cut of chicken.
  • Transfer chicken pieces to the slow cooker and arrange over the rice and tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours, or on HIGH for 3 to 3.5 hours
  • Fluff the rice before serving and garnish with dried parsley.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 5 
*It is 4 points if you use boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 580mg17%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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