This Crockpot Chicken and Rice is a delicious gluten-free recipe. With a prep time of 15-20 minutes and the slow cooker doing the work, there’s minimal effort for maximum flavor. Let the tender chicken, aromatic rice, and savory vegetables simmer together, creating a comforting and satisfying meal. Whether you choose the low or high setting, in 2-5 hours, your Crockpot Chicken and Rice will be ready to serve, making it a perfect option for a hassle-free and delightful gluten-free dinner.
Crockpot Chicken and Rice – Gluten Free
- 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
- 1 cup long-grain white rice uncooked
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1.5 cups gluten-free chicken broth make sure it’s labeled gluten-free
- 1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce or tamari for a gluten-free alternative
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley chopped (for garnish)
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Brown the chicken thighs or breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side until they get a nice golden color. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
- In the same skillet, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and diced red bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned.
- In your crockpot/slow cooker, add the uncooked white rice, sautéed vegetables, and frozen peas.
- Place the browned chicken on top of the rice and vegetables in the crockpot.
- In a bowl, mix the gluten-free chicken broth, gluten-free soy sauce, dried thyme, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the chicken and rice in the crockpot.
- Cover the crockpot with a lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.
- Once the cooking time is complete, fluff the rice with a fork and check for seasoning. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.
- Serve the Crockpot Chicken and Rice in bowls, garnished with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor.
- Enjoy your gluten-free Crockpot Chicken and Rice, a comforting and satisfying dish that’s easy to make and perfect for busy days!