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Crock-pot Chicken and Rice
Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

Easy, creamy Crockpot Chicken and Rice made with real ingredients! Juicy, tender chicken thighs and fluffy white rice are slow-cooked in savory, homemade gravy.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Servings: 5
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons canola or avocado oil, separated
  • 5-6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, separated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, separated
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cup instant rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
Instructions
  1. Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Then, sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and rub all over to evenly adhere.

  2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once it has come to temperature, add the chicken thighs skin-side down and sear 3 minutes. Then, turn the chicken and sear 2 minutes. Take care not to overcrowd the pan.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium and the onion. Sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Then, stir in the flour. Add the broth a splash at a time, whisking well after each addition. Once the mixture resembles pudding, you may add the broth and whisk to combine. Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon Kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and transfer the gravy to the slow cooker.

  4. Add the chicken to the slow cooker, cover, and cook on high for 1 hour or 2 hours on the low setting.

  5. Once the time is up, remove the chicken and stir in the rice and the frozen vegetables. Nestle the chicken back into the crockpot, cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes on high or 45 minutes - 1 hour on the low setting. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 847mg37%
Potassium 428mg12%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 2747IU55%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.