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Slow-Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice

slow-cooker chicken and wild rice Entree
Slow-Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4

Slow cookers aren’t exactly famous for creating crispy textures, but with last-minute help from the broiler, you can have the best of both worlds — savory wild rice and meltingly tender chicken with crispy, crunchy, delicious skin. MORE+ LESS-

April 20, 2018
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

2
cups thinly sliced yellow onions
1 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup uncooked wild rice
1
cup diced carrots
8
oz button mushrooms, sliced
2
teaspoons salt
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
package (20 oz) bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 4)
1/4
cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix onions, broth, wild rice, carrots, mushrooms and 1 teaspoon of the salt in slow cooker. In large bowl, mix melted butter, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Add chicken; toss to coat. Place chicken on top of rice mixture in slow cooker. Pour any remaining butter mixture over chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until liquid is absorbed in rice.
  • 2
    Position oven rack 4 inches from broiling element. Line rimmed baking pan with foil. Set oven control to broil. Gently transfer chicken to pan, skin side up. Broil 2 to 5 minutes or until skin is crisp. Serve chicken with wild rice mixture, topped with herbs.

Expert Tips

  • For extra flavor, use cremini mushrooms in place of plain white buttons.
  • Like a little cheese with your wild rice? Serve rice topped with shredded sharp Cheddar, Gruyère or Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1650mg
69%
Potassium
760mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
7g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • You may be surprised to learn that wild rice really isn’t rice at all but is actually an aquatic grass seed. Originating primarily from the freshwater area of North America known as the Great Lakes, wild rice is sturdy and absorbs water slowly; for this reason, it requires a longer cooking time than white and brown rice. If slow cooking wild rice makes sense, then pairing it with slow-cooker chicken is a no-brainer. The nutty flavors of wild rice are the perfect complement to tender, savory chicken thighs. Don’t be surprised if slow-cooker chicken and wild rice becomes your one of your favorite chicken dinners although our other chicken recipes are equally delicious and totally worth making.

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