Chicken, Mushroom, and Brown Rice Slow Cooker Casserole
Weight Watchers Recipe
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 426 min
Other time: 0 min
A fabulous slow cooker meal that’s easy enough for a casual weeknight meal and tasty enough for a weekend gathering.
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2 spray(s) cooking spray
20 oz uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s), use eight 2 1/2 oz thighs
2 cup(s) canned chicken broth, reduced-sodium
1/2 pound(s) cremini mushroom(s), sliced
1 cup(s) uncooked leek(s), white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced, washed carefully for grit
1 cup(s) uncooked carrot(s), thinly sliced
1 cup(s) uncooked celery, thinly sliced
3/4 cup(s) uncooked long grain brown rice, medium-grain (such as brown Arborio)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
- Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; warm over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and brown, turning once, about 6 minutes; set aside.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker; nestle the chicken thighs in the mixture. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Yields 1 chicken thigh and about 2/3 cup rice-vegetable mixture per serving.
- Although a slow cooker takes most of the work out of cooking, there’s still no getting around the fact that browned meat adds more flavor to a stew, braise or casserole. Although this recipe calls for the meat to be browned in a separate skillet, there are slow cookers on the market that have inserts that can go right from the stovetop to the cooker — and that means there’s one less pan to clean up.
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Delicious! and so easy. Love slow cooker meals and so glad to see the variety of dishes that WW offers. Thank you!
This was extemely easy to make and delicious! My husband even loved it! I did add more carrots and cooked for 5 hours instead of 7. It turned out perfect. I also added fresh garlic and rosemary. I served it with a small amount of low sodium soy sauce too which made the taste even better.
This was excellent!! I never cook lol and then my slow cooker wasn't working sooo I put it in the oven on 325 after I slightly cooked the chicken. Extra veggies and that's all!
The flavor on this was really great. The problem was the rice. It came out very mushy. Not sure how to fix this except to cook the rice separate from the rest.