Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup

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Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a hot bowl of soup after a long day at work? With this Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe, dinner is as good as done!

With a little prep, your slow cooker can do the heavy lifting for you

The first step is the most crucial, and most time-consuming step on your part. Spend about 10 minutes ahead of time chopping all of the vegetables. Then, cook the rice so that it can be added to the soup when it’s finished.

Second, on the day you’d like to enjoy this slow cooker chicken & rice soup, place the ingredients, except the rice, in the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to low. Then allow the soup to cook for 5-6 hours on low.

Finally, the best part– it’s time to enjoy! For the last step, add the cooked rice and allow it to warm along with the soup for a few minutes.

Serve this delicious heart-warming soup with a healthy salad, and there you have it! A comforting, well-balanced meal without all the hassle.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe

Yield: 8 Servings | Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cup | Calories: 290 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Carbohydrates: 43 g | Sugar: 2 g | Protein: 21 g | Cholesterol: 41 mg | Sodium: 346 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves


  1. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except brown rice and parsley. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken breast from the slow cooker and shred. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and stir in the cooked brown rice. Sprinkle the parsley over top and serve.

Get more use out of your slow cooker

Now you’ve tried this Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup recipe. Next, try some of our other easy slow cooker soup recipes.

Finally, if you’d like to expand your slow cooker recipe repertoire, check out some of our other slow cooker ideas. If you’re like me, you’d probably like to get more use out of your slow cooker, so these recipes are a good way to start.

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3 Comments on "Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup"

  1. Rose Mary George  March 6, 2019

    Comforting. Looks yum!

  2. Sarah Wade  January 27, 2020

    This looks great! Would you know how to convert this to an instant pot by chance?

    • Nichole Furlong  January 28, 2020

      Hi Sarah, for an Instant Pot simply change the cook time to 15 minutes on high pressure.


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