Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

Easy and Amazing Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice on ASpicyPerspective.comCozy french-style Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice loaded with herbs and lemon essence! A must-make this season.

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Hurray for slow cooker season!

The time has come to start dinner earlier in the day, in order to come come to a house filled with welcoming aromas at family mealtime.

I never think to pull out my slow cooker in the summer or early fall… I’m too busy grilling. However, this week I moved my tropical potted plants into the house and pulled out the slow cooker. Fall has officially arrived.

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Today I want to share a mild comforting slow cooker dish that your whole family will love. This twist on the classic slow cooker chicken and rice is simple and easy to make, with light flavors of butter, garden herbs, and lemon.

To make Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice, I simply sautéed garlic and onions in butter to soften them, prior to adding to the slow cooker. (A must when slow cooking less than 10-12 hours.)

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Then I added the buttery onions and garlic to the crock and topped them with a fresh bouquet of rosemary and thyme, chicken breasts, fragrant jasmine rice, and lemon slices.

Cover and let the slow cooker work its magic!

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When the rice is firm but fluffy, and not a moment longer, remove the herb bouquet and the chicken. Chop the chicken, then toss it back into the rice.


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See how easy it is?

Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice tastes (and smells) of a classic french bistro, yet with a lot less effort than classic french dishes.

The mild, yet alluring, flavors will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. You’re kids will love it!

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Kick off crockpot season with our Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice recipe. It’s a great recipe for both busy weekday meals, or large weekend gatherings.

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30 comments on “Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

  1. Toriposted October 28, 2015 at 6:54 am Reply

    Chicken and rice is a classic that never gets old in my house! This looks divine! I definitely need to try it.

  2. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted October 28, 2015 at 7:36 am Reply

    Love the addition of lemon to this!  Beautiful pics too!

  3. Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 28, 2015 at 8:20 am Reply

    Slow cooker season is the best! Such a great classic recipe you’ve got here!

  4. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted October 28, 2015 at 9:37 am Reply

    Add this to the must-make slow cooker list! How did we ever survive without these? xoxo

  5. Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchenposted October 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Oh I’m loving this one! So light and flavorful!

  6. Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchenposted October 28, 2015 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Oh I’m loving this one! So light and full of flavor! Great recipe Sommer!

  7. Heather Christoposted October 29, 2015 at 12:27 am Reply

    Slow cooker recipes make things so easy- this one looks delicious!

  8. Heather Christoposted October 29, 2015 at 12:31 am Reply

    Slow Cookers are such time savers and I love that lemon you snuck in there!

  9. Sammiposted October 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm Reply

    I can almost smell this… It sounds so comforting.

  10. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted October 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm Reply

    This is so right up my alley. Adding it to menu for next week!

  11. Tina @ Tina's Chic Cornerposted November 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Looks fantastic!

  12. Meaghanposted November 7, 2015 at 3:16 pm Reply

    This is in my slow cooker right now! Can’t wait! 

    Rating: 5
  13. Erica Neffposted November 8, 2015 at 8:09 am Reply

    This sounds delightful! Have you tried it with brown or wild rice? If so, any adaptations necessary? Thank you!

    • Sommerposted December 2, 2015 at 8:19 am Reply

      Hi Erica, I haven’t made it with brown rice, so I can’t say. Let me know if you give it a try!!

    • Katrina Younceposted June 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm Reply

      Erica – did you ever try with brown rice? I want to make this with brown rice, but I know it can mess with cook times! Any advice is appreciated.

  14. Tammyposted January 5, 2016 at 9:26 am Reply

    Made this as is and was delicious!! Trying to make it less fattening. Can I substitute oil for butter and fat free broth? Not sure if the fat is needed?

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted January 6, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

      Hi Tammy! At least a little fat is needed to sauté the onions, but you could reduce it to 1 tablespoon of butter or oil. I like the extra butter for richness and flavor though. :)

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  17. Roseposted August 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm Reply

    So last night was the first time I’ve cooked for my husband this recipe. He was highly impressed. I used Zojirushi NS-TSC10 Micom Rice Cooker. I bought it because I have read a lot of good reviews at Thanks for making me look good!

    Rating: 5
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  19. Gretchenposted November 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm Reply

    This was a flop for me. I’m not sure what went wrong, but I ended up with mostly mushy rice, plus some undercooked rice, and the lemons on top turned bitter so the whole dish had a bitter taste to it. Has anyone experienced this and/or have suggestions on how to avoid these problems?

    Rating: 2
  20. Sara Pposted January 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Does anyone know the calorie intake on this ?

  21. Adrianneposted February 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply

    So sad. I hd such high hopes for this recipe. Mush mush mush. It turned to mush while still leaving the rice crunchy. ?

    Rating: 3
  22. healthy meals planned for the daysposted May 25, 2017 at 9:04 am Reply

    Such a great classic recipe you’ve got here!

    Rating: 5
  23. Stefanieposted May 28, 2017 at 10:20 pm Reply

    I really like this recipe but I haven’t quite mastered cooking the rice just right. I have tried cooking on both high and low settings on different occasions and either have mushy rice or under cooked rice. Doesn’t stop me from continuing to try though, I am determined! I am not a fan of rosemary and thyme so I substitute with my own concoction of dried basil, oregano, and parsley.

    Rating: 4
  24. Jenposted September 25, 2017 at 4:13 pm Reply

    I followed to a t, I’m a pretty good cook, the rice toward the bottom of crock pot was a soggy mess and the rice on top was crunchu. What a waste of expensive jasmine rice. Hopefully I can salvage the chicken..

    Rating: 1
  25. Sarahposted October 7, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply

    We made this and the flavor was good. However – we had the crockpot on high for 4 hours and the rice did not cook at all. We had to take the chicken out, dump the broth and rice mixture into a pot, and boil it.

    Rating: 2.5
  26. Moposted October 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm Reply

    This was a flop for me as well! So disappointed. The rice was hard on top and mush on the bottom! I checked on this dish several times and there was need for concern. All of a sudden it looked like something happened to it. Smelled great but unable to eat it. Rice was too far gone. What a waste.

    Rating: 2