Chicken and Rice

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 6 hour Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Chicken and rice is a popular dish across Latin America. It includes some of the important food groups for a balanced meal! This recipe provides instructions with a different cooking method for a healthier version



  1. Combine bell peppers, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, chili powder, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, cumin, and saffron (or turmeric) in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Nestle chicken into the mixture until submerged. Cover and cook on Low for 5 1/2 hours.

  2. Stir in rice, peas, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes more.

  3. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken in the slow cooker. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon olives and garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 299kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 432mg18%
Potassium 272mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 35g12%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 29g58%

Vitamin A 1653 IU
Vitamin C 23 mg
Calcium 73 mg
Iron 3 mg
Vitamin D IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
Chloride mmol

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


Average cost of recipe per serving: $2.15

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: Chicken, Brown Rice, Red Bell Peppers, Onion
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