Stay Connected

search our site


Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

by Skinny Ms.

Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

This spin on classic creamy chicken and rice soup is a big favorite. It’s comforting with soft, chewy grains of brown rice and a creamy, herby broth.  It’s filled to the brim with tender bites of chicken, carrots, potatoes, celery and onion.

Because it’s a slow cooker recipe, it’s easy to turn on low before starting your day and to simply ladle into bowls for dinner, after returning home. Kids like it too!

RECIPE SIGNUP: If you’re interested in receiving our newest and best Slow Cooker recipes via email, signup here: eNewsletter Signup.

Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Yields: 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 180 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 4 | Total Fat: 5 | Saturated Fat: 2 | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 45 mg | Sodium: 339 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Protein: 17 g


  • 1/2 cup long grain brown rice (this is not the quick type of rice)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large potato, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 2 fresh sprigs thyme, stems removed
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast....about two breast filets, cut into 1" pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth, low sodium, fat free
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%, skim is not recommended for this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch


Note: If you prefer a more subtle onion flavor, saute diced onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker.

Add all ingredients, except milk and cornstarch, to slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until chicken is cooked and carrots and rice are tender.

Before turning off the slow cooker, whisk together milk and cornstarch in a small mixing bowl, add to slow cooker and stir. Cover, and continue cooking until soup has thickened, about 10 minutes.

Note: For a dairy free soup, simply omit the milk.


36 Fat Blasters

15 Responses to Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

  • Donna says:

    Made this tonite. It's really yummy. I used frozen chicken breast, so I couldn't dice the meat. Turns out the chicken is so tender, it just falls apart when the soup is done. Very good recipe. Thanks!

  • Jamie says:

    I actually have all the ingredients on hand except the black rice. Do you think brown rice would work?

  • Johanna says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe, even my picky husband loves it;) Great to come home to on a cold snowy day!

  • Teri says:

    This soup is very tasty, but one word of warning: If you use black rice, rinse it well — REALLY WELL. If you don't, you may end up with purple soup like I did! I bought a mesh strainer for a more thorough rinsing, but my second batch of soup still had a slight purple tinge to it. Not as bad as the first time, but noticeable nonetheless. Maybe it was the type of black rice I used, which was Lotus Foods Organic Forbidden Black Rice. I may switch to long-grain wild rice next time. That being said, hubby and I both loved the flavor of this soup.

  • Karen says:

    Another winner! So many great recipes on your site. It's especially nice that I don't have to "build a recipe" to get the WW points. Thank you for that!

  • Dee says:

    is the rice cooked before?

  • Laura says:

    Made this last night and it was fantastic! A must for your soups collection. Handy as I started it in the morning and got held up out with my grandkids. When I arrived home late it was still warming in the crockpot. Saved the day.

  • Christy says:

    You had me until the milk portion. At what point are people going to get their heads out of the ground and understand that low fat milk and skim milk are NOT healthy and actually make us GAIN. You want to lose weight, you drink WHOLE milk and even better for your body, RAW WHOLE milk. People really need to do research. Nothing about low fat/skim milk will help a person lose weight.

    • LRM says:

      Maybe once dieticians and doctors stop pushing it down people's throats…people shouldn't have dairy to begin with. Don't I cringe when I go to the grocery store and the dietician has signs up recommending low fat this low fat that. Get with the times people

  • Theresa says:

    So, don't put it in. Or use whole milk. Good. Luck :)

  • General Google

  • Email Sign-Up

  • Layer Slider

  • Temporary Promo Ad

  • skinnyms. appetizers & snacks skinnyms. desserts skinnyms. drinks & smoothies skinnyms. entrees skinnyms. gluten-free recipes skinnyms. holiday recipes skinnyms. menu recipe planner skinnyms. find recipes by ingredient skinnyms. salads skinnyms. meal sides skinnyms. slow cooker recipes skinnyms. soups & sandwiches skinnyms. vegetarian recipes

  • Google Text Ad – 200×90

  • Running Schedule

    Running Program for Absolute Beginners

  • Fitness Categories

    Image Map

  • Zip List