• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 4 hr
  • total: 4 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    This Chicken and Rice Crockpot recipe is an astonishingly easy, creamy, cheesy comforting dream laced with aromatic Italian herbs and cheeses.  The juicy chicken, textural brown rice, broccoli and carrots are cooked until tender then swaddled in a luxurious, creamy, cheesy sauce that is downright swoon worthy – you will be licking your plate! This recipe requires less than 20 minutes of hands-on prep, reheats like a dream and is wonderfully versatile. It also avoids the pitfalls of many other recipes such as dry chicken, mushy rice and/or bland delivery.  Instead, this stunner is a low maintenance high reward win you will have on repeat.  Your family will love this Crockpot Chicken and Rice with a side of Caesar Salad and breadsticks for an easy chicken dinner win!

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups short grain brown rice, uncooked ((Do NOT use any other rice or it will be mushy))
    • 3 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon (see notes)
    • 1/4 tsp EACH salt and pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots ((1/4-inch cubes))
    • 4 cups broccoli florets
    • 4 (7-8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, (pounded to an even thickness)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tsp EACH salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, dried basil
    • 1/2 tsp EACH paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme, pepper
    • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
    • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
    • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese, (divided, at room temperature)

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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