Chicken with rice and broccoli is a great dish when you’re craving a comforting creamy casserole. The easy, healthy, low calorie version of slow cooker chicken rice and broccoli casserole from Prevention cook booklet with 226 calories and *4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints was a hit for family dinner.
A great tasty choice with far fewer fat and calories.
Low Calorie Slow Cooker Chicken Rice & Broccoli Recipe Notes
I’d say cook it on a day when you can watch it. It seemed like one minute my slow cooker chicken rice and broccoli was soupy and the next thing I knew it was on the verge of being overdone.
Creamy and comforting, adding the broccoli to this slow cooker chicken and rice dish during the last 30 minutes prevents it from getting overcooked.
Rod and I both enjoyed it for dinner along with a big green salad.
The leftovers made for a few tasty quick and easy lunches during the week too.
How Many Calories and Points in this Low Calorie Slow Cooker Chicken Rice & Broccoli?
According to my calculations, each serving has about 226 calories, *7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *5 SmartPoints, *4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.
Learn more about WW Freestyle Plan in this brief video:
If you like this lightened up chicken and broccoli casserole with rice, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly crock pot recipes including: Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole, Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew, Slow Cooker Hunter Chicken Stew, Couscous-Stuffed Slow Cooker Peppers and Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli
If you’ve made this chicken, rice & broccoli casserole, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.
Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice & Broccoli Recipe
- 8 ounces cooked chicken, cubed
- 1 cup long-grain rice (converted rice like Uncle Ben's works best)
- 4 ounces reduced-fat Cheddar cheese shredded (about 1 cup)
- 12 ounces organic cream of mushroom condensed soup
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Coat the slow cooker insert with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place the chicken, rice, cheese, soup and chicken broth in the slow cooker.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover and Cook on LOW 3-1/2 to 5 hours, until the rice is nearly tender and has absorbed most of the liquid.
- Stir in the broccoli and cook 30 minutes longer.
Source: Adapted from Slow Cooker So Easy magazine by Prevention
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Lightened Up Low Calorie Casserole Recipes
Chicken & Spinach Casserole (LaaLoosh)
Bubble Up Chicken Pot Pie (RecipeDiaries)
Skinny Macaroni & Cheese Italian-Style (SkinnyKitchen)
Baked Chicken & Cheese Enchilada Pasta (SlenderKitchen)
Skinny Southwestern Goulash (NoThanksToCake)
Watch this video to see how to make cheesy cheddar broccoli chicken and rice casserole on the stovetop/oven:
Today’s Always Low Calorie Food For Thought
“Treat yourself with compassion, understanding, and support and you’ll get a lot farther than with harsh self-judgment. Treat yourself like a dear friend. It’s that simple—and yet it can be so hard to do. Stop berating yourself and beating yourself up. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt, same as you would anyone else. Focus on your achievements, not faults. Chances are, once you start looking, you’ll be surprised at just how many there are.”
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Originally Published 2014, Updated April 2018