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The allure of a slow cooker dish lies in its simplicity and the promise of a hearty, comforting meal after hours of slow simmering. Among the countless recipes you can create using this method, the Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice stands out for its warmth, tenderness, and satisfying nature. Believed to draw inspiration from age-old cooking traditions where ingredients are allowed to intermingle and enhance each other, this dish offers a taste of home.

To elevate this dish, consider pairing it with accompaniments that not only add visual appeal but also diverse flavors and textures. Here are some suggestions:

Roasted Veggies: Consider a side of roasted brussels sprouts, cauliflower, or asparagus. Their caramelized edges and rich flavors perfectly offset the creaminess of the chicken and rice.

Fresh Slaw: A slaw made with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, and a hint of apple with a light lemon or yogurt dressing can add a crisp contrast to the dish.

Homemade Rolls: Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked rolls. Their soft interior and slightly crispy crust provide a delightful counterpart to the creamy consistency of the main dish.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Recipe


1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 cans (21.5 ounces each) of condensed cream of chicken soup

3/4 cup milk

16 ounces of long grain and wild rice with its seasoning packet

Optional: 1/3 cup finely chopped mushrooms for an umami twist


Begin by whisking together the cream of chicken soup and milk in the slow cooker to form a smooth base.

Introduce the long grain and wild rice to the mixture, ensuring to include the seasoning packet. If you're a mushroom lover, now's the time to add them in.

Lay the chicken thighs over the rice mix, ensuring they're slightly submerged.

Seal your slow cooker with its lid, setting the device on a LOW heat for a duration of 6-7 hours or if you're short on time, on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Remember, the actual cooking times might differ slightly based on your appliance.

Around half an hour prior to serving, ensure the chicken has been thoroughly cooked and the rice has absorbed the flavors and is fluffy.

Serve the dish piping hot, ensuring each plate gets a generous serving of both the chicken and the rice. Here's to a meal that's not only comforting but also deeply satisfying! Cheers!

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