Chicken and Rice Soup (Slow Cooker)

Chicken and Rice soup in the  slow cooker is made extra healthy with the addition of rice made from chickpeas and tender veggies.
Chicken and Rice Soup (Slow Cooker)

Chicken and Rice Soup (Slow Cooker)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Chicken and Rice Soup (slow-cooker) is my recipe of the day with #NationalSlowCooker Month. Each day this week there  will be  postings from associated bloggers, including myself.

Chicken and Rice Soup (Slow Cooker)

Most of these recipes will demonstrate the use of sponsor  product, which we received, free of charge.

Today, my recipe was developed using chickpea and lentil rice which  I received from Banza  brand.

This is the first time I have used rice formulated from chickpeas or legumes. I was  amazed at how fast and easy it cooks compared with long grain rice.

It added a great texture to the soup, which I made using a whole chicken and deboning after the cooking process. It is all very tasty and is the perfect cozy soup for a cold  winter’s day.

Oh and guess what? We get snow this Saturday (yeah, like 2/10 of an inch). I know  other people have been getting  hammered while it is close to not being winter here at all. It readily demonstrates  how global warming works- which is not to make every place warmer, but to make it just warm enough in the  polar regions to effect change in  the atmospheric patterns which cause climate change from changing the weather patterns.

So some places will be colder and others warmer. Especially bad if you happen to be a fish or a coral reef. Or a glacier.

But back to food. (I can really get going on issues in the  press…)


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Chicken and Rice Soup  (Slow Cooker)

Chicken and Rice Soup (Slow Cooker)

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Chicken and  Rice Soup (Slow Cooker)

Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Soup, Soups and Stews
Cuisine American


  • slow cooker


  • 5- pound whole roasting chicken
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2-4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 8- ounce package Banza rice made from chickpeas
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley


  • Place all ingredients (except rice and parsley) in the slow cooker and top with the boiling water.
  • Cover cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken; Strip meat from the bones and discard the skin and carcass.
  • Chop the meat into bite sized pieces and add back to the cooker along with the rice and chopped parsley.
  • Cover and continue to cook on HIGH for 10-15 minutes or until rice is tender.


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Keyword chicken and rice soup, crockpot, slow cooker
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Chicken and Rice Soup (Slow Cooker)

3 responses

    • Two different kinds of rice. Check Target. It cooks really quick too, like Minute rice. Perfect for the slow cooker.

  1. I have yet to try using rice in my slow cooker…maybe I should do something about that? Yes, I’m pretty sure I should!!!

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