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Dreamy Crockpot Chicken and Rice

A super rich and creamy chicken and rice made in the Crockpot for an easy, family-friendly dinner. Like a rich risotto with a little lemon juice, a touch of white wine, and parmesan, this recipe is sure to be a new favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy, easy dinner, risotto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 507kcal
Author Cheryl Malik
Cost 6.50

Equipment

  • Crockpot or slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts about 2-3 breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice from one lemon
  • 1 ½ cups white rice rinsed
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt plus more or less to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper plus more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Sauté onions and garlic in the butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté until sides are opaque.
  • Transfer the chicken, onions, and garlic along with all the ingredients except the cheese to a Crockpot. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high, or until creamy and rice is tender.
  • Stir in shredded cheese and cook another 5 minutes or so, until cheese is melted. Stir and serve.

Video

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Notes

  • Parmesan: Optional but highly recommended. Can sub with shredded cheese.
  • Cooking notes: Chicken and rice may not appear to cook for first 2 hours. 
  • Rice used here is plain white rice, not instant.
 
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving out of 6 using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 6. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 45g