Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
3 Hours
4 Servings

Chicken and rice are perfect dinner partners, so simplify your dinnertime prep by cooking them together in the slow cooker. All you need to add is a simple side dish, such as microwave-steamed veggies, and you've got a meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Scrape into slow cooker.

Step 2

Sprinkle chicken with salt. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet over medium high heat until foaming. Add chicken breast halves and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to slow cooker.

Step 3

Add 1 cup broth and lemon juice to skillet and bring to a boil, scraping browned bits from bottom of pan. Add to the slow cooker, along with remaining broth, rice and 1 tsp. salt. Stir, cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender, 2 to 3 hours. Remove chicken, stir parsley into rice and season with salt and pepper. Divide rice onto 4 plates and top each with a piece of chicken; serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

greggtyping's Review

December 17, 2013
this kills the man

Chesara's Review

March 22, 2014
I didn't make recipe exactly as stated because I somehow didn't pay close attention to the directions. But aside from being too lemony, it turned out well and I'd make again with less lemon juice. Because I cook a lot with Rice a Roni, my eyes translated the long grain rice for long grain and wild rice, lol. Once I realized the mistake, and the boxed rice being all I had on hand, I went ahead with it. It took three boxes to measure two cups. I also didn't realize I had to split the butter and used all of it for the onions and garlic. No problem, I just strained and still had plenty to brown the chicken. I seasoned with a little sea salt but will cut salt altogether next time because I opted to go ahead and use the seasoning packets that came with the rice. I didn't use fresh parsley because there is dried in the seasoning packs. After reading that cooking on low didn't cook the rice well, I cooked on high for about the same amount of time and the rice turned out perfectly.

melissabales's Review

May 24, 2014

summerlily's Review

April 06, 2012
COOK YOUR RICE FIRST! After 3 hours, the rice wasn't even close to done. I had to remove the rice from the crockpot and boil it on the stove. Might be easier to cook the chicken separately and use the lemon-broth to make the rice. Don't get out your crockpot for this dish!

Annyka's Review

August 19, 2013
The 5 star rater didn't cook the recipe as directed - and has horribly skewed the average rating. This is inedible, the rice won't cook in that amount of time on low in a crock pot (I feared, but went ahead anyway and got what I expected). I tried to rescue it on the stove top, but it turned out gluey like trying to make a risotto with undercooked long-grain rice. Yuck. Take out burgers tonight instead.

DanaSD's Review

January 13, 2010
The rice turned out "gummy". The flavor was OK but the texture of the rice was a turnoff and I only cooked it for 2 hours. The chicken was moist but that is to be expected with a slow cooker. Overall, would NOT recommend or make again.

cattiemac's Review

February 24, 2010
I made this recipe a few days ago and thought it was terrible. The rice was mush and the chicken didn't have much flavor. I actually just logged on so that I could remove the recipe from my file because I won't be making this again.

jrdrylie's Review

November 03, 2011
The flavors are very good. But after 3 hours, the rice was not cooked at all. I'll try it again sometime, but I'll cook the rice a little before adding the chicken.

TripletsMomand1's Review

January 21, 2011
Based on the previous reviews I doctored this recipe. I followed the recipe but used 2 boxes of Uncle Ben's instead of rice. I preheated the slowcooker and cooked on high for 2 hours, opening and stirring after each hour. I added water when it was done to loosen up the rice. Everything was cooked and was so YUMMY. We loved it.

BJAnderson's Review

January 11, 2011
Why would a recipe with such terrible reviews be on your website?