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Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Rice


Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Rice


Prep: 15 mins Cook: 4 hrs 10 mins Total: 4 hrs 25 mins Servings: 6

“This slow cooker chicken and rice dish is a perfect set-it-and-forget-it meal for the cooler months.”


1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken broth

1 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (optional)

8 (5 ounce) bone-in chicken thighs

salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 1/2 cups uncooked white rice

2 cups sliced carrots

1 pinch chopped fresh parsley, or to taste


Turn a slow cooker to High. Combine chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic, garlic powder, and cayenne in the bottom of the cooker until mixture heats through, about 5 minutes.

In the meantime, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place in the hot skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until crisp on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes total. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.

Turn slow cooker to Low and add rice, carrots, and chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 626 calories; protein 39.1g 78% DV; carbohydrates 72g 23% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 120.4mg 40% DV; sodium 859mg 34% DV.