Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice

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This dish will be one of your go-to meals!

This tomato based chicken recipe has a combination of wild and brown rice and just enough spice to kick the flavor into full gear. Feel free to lessen or increase the flavor intensity by adding less cayenne or red pepper flakes. We like our chicken dishes a little on the hot side but with this one, you decide!

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice

The flavor in this chicken and rice dish is off the charts good plus its low in carbs!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup wild rice blend uncooked - wild rice, long and short grain brown rice
  • 2 (6-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast fillets cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth fat-free low sodium
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a large skillet, add onions and bell pepper and sauté on medium-low heat until tender, about 3 minutes. Add rice and continue to sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and add the remaining ingredients, except chicken, stir to combine. Place chicken in the slow cooker and pour ingredients from the skillet over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low 4 hours.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 165mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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  1. I remember seeing a similar chicken & rice recipe but without tomatoes… is that still on here somewhere?


  2. No, that's not it. What I'm looking for is a chicken & rice casserole that would be the equivalent of using cream soup but no tomatoes (I don't care for rice & tomatoes together). I have an oven casserole recipe that I love, but it uses white rice (which I'm trying to get away from) & I'm not sure how to convert it to a crock pot recipe.

    1. Laura, The rice might not get done in 2 hours, even on high. You could always check the rice and chicken after 2 hours and cook a little longer if necessary. Thanks!

  3. made this for dinner last night, we really liked it! I didnt have any wild rice  mix so I just used brown rice.  very good leftovers too

  4. I made this recipe and the ingredients are great.  I left it in the crockpot on warm for an extra hour and it turned to mush.  Have to be around for this one…:(

  5. Me and my family LOVED this recipie. I have made it often and it keeps getting better with little tweeks here and there!  Thanks Skinny Ms

  6. Made a version of this tonight on the cook top.  Added garlic, but the same other than that.  I always use San Marzano tomatoes–they really add so much taste.  Once you get use to them, there is no going back!!!  Tasted wonderful! Thanks!!!

  7. I made this recipe and it was yummy! I am not sure if my crock pot is old or if it was the type of rice I used, but I cooked it on low for 4hours and the rice was not done at all.  Had to turn it up to high and cook for 2hours longer. I used the Lundgren Brown and Wild Rice Blend. Now that I know I will just plan for the extra cooking time.

    1. Robin, Glad you enjoy. You're right, all slow cookers cook differently. I have 5 and they all require different cooking times for the same
      recipe. 🙂

  8. The chicken and rice is one of our favorites. We love the spicess and how they blend. The texture is perfect…the whole family enjoys it

    1. Irn, If you make it on the stovetop. Quinoa only takes 15 minutes to cook and doesn't do well in the slow cooker.

    1. Alla, I would recommend browning chicken in a little oil. Add all other ingredients to a large casserole dish, add browned chicken, cover and cook at 375 degrees until chicken is done and rice is tender. It should take about 45 mins to 1 hr.

  9. This recipe looks really good but I have to say, the comment about using fire roasted diced tomatoes to add spiciness is way off. Fire roasted tomatoes are not spicy. In fact they are a bit sweeter since roasting tomatoes causes them to release their natural sugars.

    1. Claire, Yes, put the uncooked rice in the pan for 1-2 minutes before adding to the crockpot. This will toast the rice a bit.

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