Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup with a Twist

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This slow cooker chicken with rice soup allows you to serve chicken, rice, and plenty of vegetables in one tummy-warming bowl! Prep this soup in advance, and return home to a delicious and nutritious dinner your entire family will love.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup with a Twist

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup with a Twist

Yields: 7 Servings | Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 168 | Total Fat: 5 | Saturated Fat: 2 | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 45 mg | Sodium: 339 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Protein: 17 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3|

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 5 cups chicken broth, fat free, low sodium (homemade is best if available)
  • 1 pound (uncooked) white & dark meat chicken, boneless, skinless (about 3 cups cubed chicken)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup long grain brown rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (add more for a spicier soup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into 1" cubes and remove any visible fat. Add uncooked chicken cubes and all other ingredients to the slow-cooker. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.
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32 Comments on "Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup with a Twist"

  1. Suznorberg  March 25, 2012

    I loved this. It was very good, and not in that healthy good kind of way.

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    • Skinny Ms.  March 25, 2012

      Thanks for letting us know. Flavorful healthy recipes are always preferred.

      Reply
  2. Fernanda  June 10, 2012

    I love soup.and this one is my favorite. Thank you for sharing this. Love it.

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  3. Cswilhelm  June 10, 2012

    Love love love this.  In the winter months, which is long in Wisconsin, I make a large pot of soup every Sunday.  I store in individual bowls which I take to work each day.  This was one of my favorites and was made several times over the winter.  Love your site!

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    • skinnyms  June 13, 2012

      Great!  Thank you so much for the nice compliment. I know the Wisconsin winters call for a lot soup & chili…so glad you enjoy! 🙂

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  4. Fernanda  June 10, 2012

    I love soup.and this one is my favorite. Thank you for sharing this. Love it.

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    • skinnyms  June 13, 2012

      Fernanda, You are so welcome! Glad you like the soup.

      Reply
  5. J3stvns  June 11, 2012

    quick question..are you adding the chicken to the skillet also or do you add it to the crock pot uncooked? it didn't say. Thanks

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    • Skinny Ms.  June 11, 2012

      Add the uncooked chicken cubes to the slow-cooker. Thanks!

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    • skinnyms  June 13, 2012

      Add garlic, uncooked chicken cubes and all other ingredients to the slow-cooker.  Thanks for the question.

      Reply
  6. guest  June 13, 2012

    The rice dissolves and it turns into a big blob of thick yucky mess. Maybe adding the rice in the last hour or so would be okay but the flavor wasn't very good anyways.

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    • skinnyms  June 13, 2012

      Just curious…what type of rice did you use?  If you use long grain brown rice (not the 10 minute or quick versions) it won't turn to mush.  Thanks!

      Reply
  7. Susan  July 28, 2012

    Hmmmm……. maybe just cook the rice separately and then add it cooked into the chicken and broth when it's done.

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  8. Skinny Ms.  July 28, 2012

    Susan, That would work too! It's just a preference. Thanks!

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  9. Shannon  August 26, 2012

    Tastes great!! 🙂 My hubby and toddler both agree! 😀

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 27, 2012

      Shannon, Thank you so much for the feedback! 😀

      Reply
  10. Stephanie  October 2, 2012

    Is t essential to dirty up a pan just to cook the garlic or can it cook in the slow cooker, perhaps grated finely?

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    • Skinny Ms.  October 2, 2012

      Stephanie, Definitely not. I love you question so much that I eliminated this step…so add the minced garlic directly in with all other ingredients. THANKS! 🙂

      Reply
  11. roseann  October 2, 2012

    can barley be used instead of rice?

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    • Skinny Ms.  October 2, 2012

      Roseann, Hmmmm…not too sure as I haven't made anything with barley in the slow cooker.

      Reply
  12. Rachel  October 10, 2012

    Going to make this tomorrow…anyone think you can sub lemon for lime in this? Don't want to make that trip to the store for a lime.

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    • Skinny Ms.  October 11, 2012

      Rachel, I think lemon would be just fine. Please keep us posted about the results!

      Reply
  13. Cyndi  October 29, 2012

    Loved this soup. I made it for dinner tonight and everyone ate it up. I will definitely make this again. 🙂

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    • Skinny Ms.  October 29, 2012

      Cyndi, Thanks so much for letting us know. 🙂

      Reply
  14. Lorik  November 21, 2012

    Ours turned into a big gooey blob that looked like oatmeal and sort of tasted like wallpaper paste. I clearly did something wrong 🙁

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    • Skinny Ms.  November 21, 2012

      Lorik, Oh no…so sorry it didn't turn out. 🙁

      Reply
  15. Christina Lloyd DiGioia  February 15, 2013

    Excellent! Just made it today. I found with my slow cooker set on low it only took 5 hrs. It is awesome!

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  16. amar  September 14, 2013

    Would love to try this! The blurb mentions veggies but there aren't any listed on the ingredient list…just add what you like?

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    • Skinny Ms.  September 14, 2013

      Amar, Yes…just add whatever veggies you like. 🙂 I love adding diced carrots.

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    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      Yes, you can really add the veggies that you like at the beginning of cooktime, with the exception of spinach or other greens which should be added only in the last ten minutes of cooktime.

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  17. Kweenbe  January 29, 2014

    I love this soup! The first time I made it I did get mush but the flavor was awesome! I reread the recipe and it says to cook until the rice is tender, and that worked perfect! So yummy, feels decadent.

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  18. Leigh  March 2, 2014

    Just made this today on a cold rainy day. Loved it!!!

    Reply

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