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Crockpot Chicken and Rice

Crockpot Chicken and Rice

Crockpot Chicken and Rice is easy to make, healthy, creamy and a family favorite during busy weeknights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 508 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 medium chicken breasts skinless and boneless or bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 6 cloves garlic whole and browned
  • 2 tablespoon butter unsalted


Sear Chicken:

  1. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Place a large skillet over high heat, add oil and once its hot add the chicken and brown it on both sides for about 5 minutes.

Slow Cook:

  1. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot, stir to combine and place the chicken on top.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 2.5 to 3 hours. Check on the rice after 2.5 hours, and if it needs more time, stir and continue to cook.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 859mg37%
Potassium 881mg25%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 25.3mg31%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.