Slow-Cooker Chicken & Rice Bowls

Slow-Cooker Chicken & Rice Bowls

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From: Everyday Slow Cooker

A bowl of tender shredded chicken, hot cooked rice and slightly spicy black beans served with fresh toppings is a meal that will satisfy anytime. Make this slow-cooker chicken dish on the weekend and reheat throughout the week for easy at-work lunches or dinner at the end of a long day. For a variation, swap the brown rice for a grain medley.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 (8.8 ounce) packages precooked microwavable brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's Ready Rice)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups fresh pico de gallo
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced radishes (about 5 radishes)
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)


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  1. Sprinkle the chicken with the cumin, black pepper, coriander, and ½ teaspoon of the salt. Place the chicken in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the stock; cover and cook on LOW until the chicken is tender, about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Transfer the chicken from the slow cooker to a cutting board, reserving the cooking liquid in the slow cooker. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces, discarding the bones. Toss the chicken with ½ cup of the reserved cooking liquid from the slow cooker and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
  2. Prepare the rice according to the package directions. Stir together the beans, oil, and cayenne in a small microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH until thoroughly heated, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide the chicken, rice, beans, and pico among 8 shallow bowls; top evenly with the radishes and avocado. Garnish with the cilantro leaves, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ½ cup chicken, ½ cup rice, ¼ cup beans, ¼ cup pico
  • Per serving: 470 calories; 17 g fat(3 g sat); 11 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 40 g protein; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 615 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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