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Tangy Chicken Thighs and Rice Slow Cooker

Tangy Chicken Thighs and Rice

I love slow cooker recipes in two instances: I’m really busy and don’t have time to cook, or I’m super lazy and don’t really feel like cooking. Either way, it’s great to just throw a bunch of ingredients into the slow cooker and have dinner ready in anywhere from 3-8 hours. I mean, really. Am I right?

Slow Cooker Tangy Chicken Thighs and Rice

I made up this recipe when my hubby (bless his heart) got chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. I don’t really love dark meat unless it’s super moist and juicy, so I opted to cook it in the slow cooker. It came out really yummy, so I’ve definitely added it to my “Lazy Sunday” repertoire. Some days, a girl just needs to catch up on Real Housewives and not concern herself with dinner. Recipe is as easy as putting everything together and stepping away to relax…or shop!
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Tangy Chicken Thighs and Rice
 
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Low-FODMAP and Gluten Free Slow Cooker Chicken Thigh Recipe
Ingredientz
  • 4-6 pieces boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cups chicken broth (Progresso Tuscan for Low-FODMAPers)
  • 1¾ cup jasmine rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter (I prefer salted because I'm addicted to salt)
  • Juice of three limes
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Chili pepper flakes
Instructionz
  1. Wash and pat dry chicken thighs. Place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Cut up butter and spread around chicken.
  3. In a small bowl, mix lime juice, broth, cumin, black pepper, red pepper flakes and pour over chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Cooking on low
  1. Stir in rice after 7 hours (1 hour before it's ready)
Cooking on high
  1. Stir in rice 3 after 3.5 hours (30 minutes before it's ready)

 

Full-time publicist, part-time writer, and round-the-clock ambassador to wit and humor, Zlata is a Jersey Girl making her way through life in South Florida with her husband, Alex, and their sweet pup, LexZ. Zlata’s a self-taught home cook who relies on taste bud science for her mostly simple, sometimes healthy/sometimes not, always delicious recipes. When she’s not crafting kitchen concoctions, Zlata can be found reading an awesome book (translation: trashy magazine), crossing the line between ‘funny’ and ‘inappropriate,’ and fantasizing about being a Real Housewife of Palm Beach. Fun fact: Alex, Zlata and LexZ are all fluent in Russian.