Chicken and rice might not sound like the most exciting meal in the world, but this slow cooker variation flies in the face of convention and tastes amazing! Chicken is low in fat but high in protein and rice is cheap, filling, nutritious, and gluten-free too.
I like this recipe because it makes seven decent-sized portions so I can eat one and then save and freeze six for later in the week. In fact, this recipe often keeps me in lunches for two whole weeks! I’ve found this delicious recipe at the blog Beantown Baker.
Rice and chicken are also very easy on the stomach so if you aren’t a fan of spicy food, you should find this meal is easy to digest as well simple to make and enjoyable to eat.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 8 hours
Servings: Serves seven
- 1 ½ cups dry, organic brown rice (parboiled preferably)
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 40 oz. raw diced chicken thighs
- 1 ½ cups 1% milk
- ¾ cup gluten-free flour – I use this one from Amazon.com
Combine 1 ½ cups of chicken broth with ½ cup of milk in a saucepan. Place on a medium heat. In a fresh bowl, whisk the remaining milk with the flour.
When the broth and milk are boiling, turn the heat down and slowly stir in the milk and flour mixture. When everything is fully blended, set the saucepan aside to cool.
Meanwhile, spritz the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
Put the rice and seasonings in your crockpot. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and the mushrooms and then pour in the broth, flour, and milk mixture.
Place the chicken pieces on top of everything else and cover. Cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 Hours.
Before serving, stir well to make sure all the ingredients are combined. Leave the lid off for 15-minutes to allow any excess liquid to evaporate.
Note: If you don’t have a slow cooker you can convert this recipe for your oven, learn how in this article.
Picture credits to Chef Mommy.
Nutrition per serving
- 271 calories
- 37.1 grams protein
- 22 grams carbohydrates
- 1 gram fiber
- 4.5 grams fat
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