Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Rice


This slow cooker chicken and rice dish is a perfect set-it-and-forget-it meal for the cooler months.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken broth

  • 1 cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 8 (5 ounce) bone-in chicken thighs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 ½ cups uncooked white rice

  • 2 cups sliced carrots

  • 1 pinch chopped fresh parsley, or to taste


  1. Turn a slow cooker to High. Combine chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic, garlic powder, and cayenne in the bottom of the cooker until mixture heats through, about 5 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place in the hot skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until crisp on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes total. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.

  3. Turn slow cooker to Low and add rice, carrots, and chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

626 Calories
19g Fat
72g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 626
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 859mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 613mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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