Slow Cooker Series: Chicken, Broccoli, Rice! | Trivida Functional Medicine

Slow Cooker Series: Chicken, Broccoli, Rice!

Fall is just around the corner, life is busy, This series will be all about the slow cooker to the rescue!

If you don’t use crock pot liners – Start! I hate scrubbing my crock pot, so I don’t.  Whoever invented this, you deserve an award.


Chicken, brown rice, and broccoli together make a healthy meal that packs great for lunch and is packed with goodness. The below recipe is adapted from Epicurious.


    • 2 cups brown rice
    • 3 cups chicken broth
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 3-4 chicken breasts
    • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
    • 4 cups frozen broccoli florets


Spray crock pot with cooking spray. (use a liner!) Pour in rice and chicken broth and onion. Lay chicken breasts on top. Sprinkle with salt, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or until chicken breasts are cooked.
During last crocking hour, remove chicken breasts and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken back to crock as well as yogurt and cheddar cheese. Stir together and place broccoli on top. Cover and crock an additional thirty minutes to an hour until most of the liquid is absorbed, broccoli is tender and rice is done.
It will further thicken as it is removed from the heat. Cool leftovers and freeze in individual or family size servings without the mess. Thaw and reheat in the microwave for a healthy lunch!

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