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Cheesy broccoli chicken rice made easy in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice.

A classic comfort food, cheesy broccoli chicken rice, made gluten free and dairy free.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 272 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice white or brown, your choice
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1 ¼ cup Daiya dairy free cheddar cheese use regular cheese if you are not dairy free


  1. Put the olive oil, chopped onion, and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add the chicken breast pieces, salt, pepper, and rice.
  3. Pour ⅔ of the container of broth on top. Stir.
  4. Put lid on the slow cooker and turn it on high. Cook for four hours on high.
  5. After two hours, check to make sure there is still enough liquid inside. If not, add some more warmed up broth.
  6. A half an hour before it is done, add the chopped broccoli and stir. Add more warm broth if needed.
  7. Cook for another half an hour until broccoli is bright green and tender.
  8. Add the Daiya cheese and stir until melted. Season with more salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1074mg47%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 30.6mg37%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.