This slow-cooker meal is simple to prepare and will elicit rave reviews from everyone at your table. The wild rice pilaf is started early in the slow cooker and followed up by the chicken and sweet and tangy maple-mustard sauce. It's a mouthwatering combination!

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
4 hrs 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat the inside of a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

  • Combine carrot, wild rice, onion, and almonds in the bottom of the slow cooker. Stir in the broth. Cook on Low for 2 hours or on High for 1 hour.

  • Remove skin from chicken thighs and place chicken in slow cooker. Combine maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, garlic, sage, salt, and ground pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cook on Low for 6 hours or on High for 3 hours more. Serve rice mixture with a slotted spoon. Top with chicken thighs.


Equipment: 4-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken thigh and 2/3 cup rice pilaf
300 calories; protein 30.4g; carbohydrates 26.6g; dietary fiber 3.5g; sugars 7.6g; fat 7.7g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 70.8mg; vitamin a iu 5139.5IU; vitamin c 5.1mg; folate 37.2mcg; calcium 57mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 93.1mg; potassium 701.6mg; sodium 547mg.

3 1/2 lean protein, 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable