Rinsing washes away any dust or grit that may have gotten mixed in during production. Some readers have commented that the rice in this dish is mushy. See more ideas about weight watchers meals, recipes, ww recipes. , This recipe turned out good but I dont understand what went wrong with mine? Add chicken to the slow cooker. I did tweak this a bit. Thank you for taking the time to let me know! Thank you for taking the time to let me know. Serve this chicken casserole over the cooked pasta or rice. Do not substitute white rice or any other type of rice. I tried this but my rice got really mushy and I went by the recipe. You’d add the broccoli during the last hour, cooking on high. Does the rice need to be cooked before it goes in? I followed this recipe exactly and used 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice. I’ve updated the recipe (8/2018) to add more seasonings to address comments about this dish needing more seasoning. I am not a huge fan of the texture of onion and I tried chopping them up super finely but I can still taste them. Yay!! Place in a large slow cooker. I’m also glad to hear that doubling the recipe worked out for you. Can’t wait to try it! When I first posted this recipe, I gave the option of cooking the broccoli in the slow cooker during the last hour or in the microwave. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes. Yea there was plenty of liquid, not sure either what happened. Easy Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole with cheese! My chicken weight was over a pound it was 1.34 pounds so I have a little more chicken I hope that will not matter. This cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole takes just minutes of prep, thanks to your crock pot! I want to make this for my dad but need dairy free. Could I use beef broth instead of chicken broth. My best guess is that it is due to differences between types/brands of rice and/or between slow cookers. I’m trying to incorporate more brown rice into our diet, and this was great for us. WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Broccoli Corn Casserole (124 calories | 5 5 5 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving) I served this yummy slow cooker broccoli corn casserole with my first ever slow cooker whole chicken a couple weekends back.. Easy, creamy and delicious, this comforting casserole reminds me a lot of the vegetable casseroles Mom used to make for Sunday … I used a 4-quart slow cooker and everything fit in it. Combine remaining 1 cup cheese and the cracker crumbs I would also use a tex Mex like cheese ,or parmesan cheese, and maybe a few dashes of Mrs Dash spicy blend for those that want a bit more zip… readers need to keep in mind that when you are preparing a person’s recipe that is shared on Pinterest, this is HER idea, you can read the ingredients list and tell if it’s going to have enough zip for your own personal taste… don’t bash a recipe because it doesn’t meet your individual needs, that isn’t fair, or you didn’t read the directions of your rice properly, and ruined the dish. Cooking rice in the slow cooker will give it a much mushier texture than if you were to cook it in a rice cooker or on the stove. Hubby doesn’t like greek yogurt or sour cream. Beef broth will change the flavor some but will work fine. . Lastly, if those of you that live in areas of high alattitude weather, this will alter your cooking times as well.. so be cautious of what you say on these blogs.. that’s my rant for the day… and thankI you for your great blog of recipes. . , I made this tonight for dinner and it turned out really good my hubby enjoyed it…. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Lindsay! I made this for last nights dinner. After almost 5 hours my rice wasn’t done at all. Or of doesn’t matter? Thanks for the recipe! ©2020 The easy, healthy, low calorie version of slow cooker chicken rice and broccoli casserole from Prevention cook booklet with just 226 calories was a hit for family dinner. I doubled everything and tripled the chicken (my 3 guys are big eaters!) Hi Andrea, Easy Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole with cheese! Check out my freezer-friendly category for recipes that freeze well. This casserole goes excellent with some freshly blanched greens such as broccoli … Can you (or have you tried to) freeze this recipe? You can add the broccoli to the slow cooker during the last 1 1/2 hours of cooking (on high). The old recipe called for 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Yes, sour cream will work. My husband and I love this recipe. It says it serves 6. It worked great!! . Also changed the cheese…at the end added a handful of grated Parmesan and 8 oz of grated mozzarella……now it was awesome! Hi Aiyana, I use this 5 quart one. It was so good to not have the creamed soup flavor. One of our favorite easy recipes to make ahead, add this one to your list of crockpot meals! Hi Laurel, no, you add the rice uncooked and it cooks in the slow cooker. Once the chicken broth is boiling add in the … Easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Rice Casserole . Thanks Kristine, I’m always a bit paranoid when it comes to reheating rice. I found your recipe through Pinterest after searching for recipes using brown rice and chicken. Slow cooked rice will always be much softer than rice cooked on the stove top or in a rice cooker. After reader comments and making the recipe myself a few times, I decided this turns out best when the broccoli is cooked in the microwave so I updated the recipe. Hi Trudy, I usually reheat the leftovers for lunch or dinner. I really didn’t love this recipe, I thought it was fairly bland and needed more seasoning. I’m sorry that happened. The chicken and rice will take anywhere from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours to cook on the high setting. Wondering if this is maybe a different recipe altogether or if it was updated? I’ve been waiting to see what your successful slow cooker dish was! It was still really good tho! I would just cook the broccoli longer, until it’s the softness that you want. Pour 2/3 of the container of broth on top. Enjoy! I’m not sure what I did wrong, I followed the instructions and the rice never cooked. It is not instant rice correct? But yes cream of chicken is definitely a good substitute. Hi Julie! We’re using light, protein-packed Greek yogurt to add creaminess rather than a can of “cream of” soup, heavy cream, or mayo. I just tried this recipe today and it’s absolutely wonderful! I was so glad to find a chicken, broccoli and rice casserole recipe that takes very little effort! Sprinkle chicken with additional black pepper. I get best results when I steam the broccoli on the stove.). Cut chicken into about 2-inch pieces. A great tasty choice with far fewer fat and calories. We love the flavor and how easy this recipe is. In my slow cooker this took 3 hours on high. Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, until chicken is cooked through and rice has absorbed almost all of the broth. Spoon into a 5-quart slow cooker that's been coated with cooking spray. But we ate around it somewhat and it tastes great just not sure what went wrong. I’ll let you know how it comes out. 10 %, ounces frozen broccoli florets, can use fresh, (10 3/4 ounce) cans 98% fat free broccoli cheese soup, undiluted. I’d recommend using brown rice for just that reason. I would prefer to not use the microwave. The taste was good, but the dish was ugly. It did work well in the slow cooker and was fairly cheap, but it didn’t have the best flavor. Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, until chicken is cooked through and rice has absorbed almost all of the broth. It’s loaded with all the rich flavors you’ve been craving and it’s also super easy to make. , You can! Add the broccoli and chicken and serve! I’ll keep you posted how it is with white rice instead of brown. All slow cookers vary, so I suggest starting your crock pot early enough to allow for 3 1/2 hours the first time you make this. It was perfect! I’m in college and this is the perfect recipe to make on a Sunday and use for lunches throughout the week. Sprinkle in the garlic,salt and pepper. Like most slow cooker casseroles, you can enjoy this on its own without side dishes. Add the broccoli, cover, and let the broccoli steam right in the crockpot. I’ve been there. I love a good cheesy casserole. Do you think it would be okay to make it in the future without the onion?? I’m glad you enjoyed this! Hi Nicole, I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! Put lid on … Lol. I am making this soon — maybe next week! Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high 3 hours. Total Carbohydrate When you stir everything together the last bit of liquid will be absorbed. Place onion, brown rice, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt and pepper in bottom of slow cooker. I’m planning to make this, but after seeing your note about rice, I’ll be cooking the rice seperately in a rice cooker and adding it to the dish at the end. Thanks. Smaller pieces of chicken would cook more quickly, and I haven’t tested the recipe that way. Step two: Once … If your slow cooker is particularly hot, cook the casserole on low or check the broccoli after about an hour. I hope you enjoy this! It’s one of my family’s favorite weeknight dinners. Ha! No more homemade cream sauces to stir on the stove. Hi! Cheesy and creamy and made in the crock pot with healthy ingredients! So I made this exactly as written and it’s freaking amazing! This simple 7 ingredient Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole is a creamy cheesy comfort food dream! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I made this yesterday and it was so delicious!! A reader tried doubling this recipe and it did not work out well, so without testing it myself I can’t say for sure how adding more rice/liquid would turn out. Liquid will be making it for a second time making it-our family of (. 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