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Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

This all-in-one Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Brown Rice casserole screams comfort food! Healthi-fied with no creamy soups or heavy cream, just simple wholesome ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 441kcal
Author Sherri Hagymas

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 cups unsalted Chicken Broth separated into 3 cups and 1 cup
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 carrot or 5 baby carrots sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped coarsely
  • 2 stalks celery optional
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Grease a large crockpot.
  • Cut chicken breasts into 2-3 even pieces (to cook evenly).
  • Rinse the rice to remove excess starch and add to the crockpot.
  • Add diced onion and cut carrots and mushrooms (and celery if desired)
  • Add in the minced garlic, poultry seasoning, dried parsley, bay leaves and pepper to taste
  • Pour 3 cups of chicken broth over everything and stir.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours or until the chicken is cooked through, rice is tender, and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Near the end of the crock pot cooking time, melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat.
  • Slowly add in the flour, whisking constantly, and the whisk the mixture for an additional 1 minute.
  • Then whisk in the remaining 1 cup chicken broth very slowly.
  • Allow the mixture to thicken.
  • Then very slowly whisk in the whole milk and allow to thicken.
  • Shred the chicken in the crockpot and then add the cream mixture and cheddar cheese.
  • Stir and mix well.
  • ENJOY!!

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 845mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2200IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2mg