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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WOW! We absolutely loved this dish. It did not taste like diet food at all. We had enough for dinner and both our lunches the next day. Very tasty.
I must have done something wrong because it was gooey and mushy. :(
Delicious! I didn't have Worcestershire sauce or sage, so just used a little extra mustard and salt and pepper. The dish still came out full of flavor! The mushrooms really make this dish wonderful. I think you could easily get away with not browning the thighs to save time.