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Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice and Veggies

If you are looking for more easy, healthy crock pot chicken recipes to navigate you through a busy week, this Crock Pot Chicken and Rice will be your ride.

A creamy, cheesy blend of  juicy chicken, whole grains, and fresh veggies, this healthy chicken and rice crock pot recipe has a seat for everyone.

  • It’s mild enough for picky eaters but flavorful enough for more adventurous palates.
  • It yields a large batch and is rich in fiber and protein, so it’s hearty enough for hungry households.
  • It’s freezer friendly and tastes great left over, so if you like easy meal prep recipes or are part of a smaller household that only needs slow cooker chicken and rice for two, it’s easy to save and reheat later on

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 I love easy, versatile recipes like Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice.  First, this had a great chicken flavor and I loved the idea of putting the veggies into the crock pot to cook with the rice.  What surprised me the most about the recipe was the texture of the rice when it was done.  It was so light and fluffy, not sticky, not soggy…it was perfect.  I have never made rice on top of the stove that was as good as what came out of the crock pot.

The versatility of the recipe is amazing. You could switch the chicken broth out to beef broth, you could also use leftover veggies in the fridge and give them new life in another dish.  Adding additional spices and seasoning would be very easy.  How about adding grated cheese to the crock pot and stirring it into the rice just before serving?   Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice is definitely a keeper, we’re going to make the recipe together so let’s gather the ingredients.

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Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice and Veggies Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups uncooked regular long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • Two 14 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup carrot sticks, sliced thin
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

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We start Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice and Veggies by melting 3 Tablespoons of butter in a 12 inch skillet under medium heat. Place 2 cups long grain rice, 1/3 cup of chopped onion and 1/2 Teaspoon of salt into the skillet. Cook the ingredients for about 8 – 10 minutes, stirring frequently until the rice is light golden brown. Stir in the broth and water, heat the mixture just until it boils then remove the skillet from the heat.

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Grease the inside of a 3 to 4 quart crock pot with butter. Pour the rice mixture into the crock pot. Add the carrots and stir the ingredients together. Make sure the rice is covered with broth and not sticking to the sides of the slow cooker.  Set the crock pot on the low setting and cook for about 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

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Add the red bell peppers and broccoli florets to the crock pot. Place the lid back on the slow cooker and continue to cook another 30 – 45 minutes until the liquid is absorbed into the rice completely.

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crockpot chicken and rice

Just think what you could do with the leftovers!  The chicken flavored rice and veggies could go into a chicken soup.  You could also use the leftovers to make a stir fry just by adding chicken to the rice.  This one batch of Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice and Veggies could yield you not just one meal but two or three.   You’ve got to love it, Crock Pot Chicken Flavored Rice and Veggies is a keeper!  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups uncooked regular long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • Two 14 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup carrot sticks, sliced thin
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

Instructions

  • Melt 3 Tablespoons butter in a 12 inch skillet under medium heat. Place the rice, onion and salt in the pan with the butter. Cook and stir the ingredients for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring frequently until rice is a light golden brown. Stir in the broth and water. Cook the ingredients until they just come to a boil, remove the pan from the heat.
  • Greaser the inside of a 3 – 4 quart crock pot with butter. Pour the rice mixture into the crock pot. Add the carrots and stir. Make sure the rice is covered with broth and not sticking to the side of the crock pot. Place the lid on the crock pot. Set the crock pot on the low setting, cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add the bell peppers and broccoli to the crock pot. Continue to cook another 30 – 45 minutes on low or until the liquid is absorbed into the rice completely. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any left over rice mixture in a covered bowl in the refrigerator.
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