Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice & Broccoli
Chicken with rice and broccoli is a great dish when you’re craving a comforting creamy casserole.
It’s from Slow Cooker So Easy By Prevention, one of those little cooking magazines I picked up while checking out of the grocery store recently.
It’s a recipe you need to keep your eye on so you don’t end up with mushy, overcooked rice.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Chicken Rice & Broccoli
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.
According to my calculations, each serving has about 226 calories, *7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *5 SmartPoints, *4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.
Watch this video to see how to make cheesy cheddar broccoli chicken and rice casserole on the stovetop/oven:
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
Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli and Rice, a creamy comforting casserole you make in the Crockpot.
- 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.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *7
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
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 Casserole Recipes
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Bubble Up Chicken Pot Pie (RecipeDiaries)
Skinny Macaroni & Cheese Italian-Style (SkinnyKitchen)
Baked Chicken & Cheese Enchilada Pasta (SlenderKitchen)
Skinny Southwestern Goulash (NoThanksToCake)
I used the 4 quart ceramic insert from my Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Slow Cooker to make this slow cooker Slow Cooker Chicken Rice and Broccoli:
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