Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup

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With a little prep ahead of time, your slow cooker can do all the work for you.

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.

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup

This dairy-free soup is a delicious choice for dinner or lunch.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine Universal


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


  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4003IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords dairy-free, Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, High Protein, Slow Cooker

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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