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Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole


  • Author: Karen Collins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup long grain brown rice rinsed and drained (do NOT substitute white rice or any other type of rice)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt optional, for extra creaminess
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Place onion, brown rice, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt and pepper in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Pour in broth and stir till properly mixed.
  3. Add chook to the slow-cooker. Sprinkle hen with additional black pepper.
  4. Cover and cook on excessive for 2 half to 3 half hours, until chicken is cooked through and rice has absorbed nearly all the broth. In my gradual cooker this took 3 hours on high.
  5. When the sluggish cooking time is sort of finished, cook the broccoli. You can steam it on the range or in the microwave, or roast it for your oven. (It is likewise viable to cook the broccoli inside the slow-cooker by adding it on pinnacle of the rice and chicken over the past hour of prepare dinner time. If you slow cook the broccoli it will lose its vibrant green color. I get best results when I steam the broccoli on the stove.)
  6. When hen and rice are executed, eliminate chicken to a slicing board.
  7. Add the apparent Greek yogurt (if the use of), Parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese to the rice in the slow cooker. Stir to mix.
  8. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and add to the slow cooker along with the cooked broccoli. Stir and serve.

Notes

  • Do no longer replacement white rice or every other type of rice. Use long grain brown rice.
  • I do not recommend cooking this recipe on low. Cooking on low leads to mushier rice.
  • Some readers have commented that the rice on this dish is mushy. Slow cooked rice will always be a lot softer than rice cooked on the stove pinnacle or in a rice cooker. My own family loves this casserole and we make it all the time. We love the flavor and how easy this recipe is. If you are worried about mushy rice, this may not be the recipe for you.
  • Some slow cooker recipes are without problems tailored, this one is not. I propose making the recipe exactly as written, with the information that each one slow cookers cook otherwise. Your casserole may additionally take slightly longer or shorter to prepare dinner, depending on your slow cooker. You’ll know it’s done when the rice has absorbed almost all of the liquid.
  • I do no longer advocate doubling this recipe.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 377kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 630mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg

Keywords: Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole - Adapted From Kristine's Kitchen Blog