Slow Cooker Chicken Pilaf with Sun-dried Tomatoes

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    4hrs 25mins
  • Serves icon
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A healthy slow cooker Mediterranean-style rice dish. The mixture of brown and wild rice adds a hearty nuttiness. Who says healthy food is boring?

recipe updated May 24, 2019


  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
  • Onion icon
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Canned chopped tomatoes icon
    Canned chopped tomatoes
  • Sundried tomato icon
    Sundried tomato
  • Pesto icon
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
  • Brown rice icon
    Brown rice
  • Wild rice icon
    Wild rice
  • Arugula icon
    as needed
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Plate

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside chicken breast: boned & skinned
  2. Prep and set aside onion: chopped
  3. Prep and set aside garlic clove: chopped
  4. Prep and set aside sundried tomato: drained & sliced
  5. Prep and set aside chicken stock: hot
  6. Prep and set aside brown rice: rinsed
  7. Prep and set aside arugula
  8. Get a clean medium cast iron skillet
  9. Heat olive oil
  10. Add prepared chicken breast
  11. Fry until browned
  12. Remove with slotted spoon
  13. Get a clean plate
  14. Reserve content of medium cast iron skillet plate
  15. Get medium cast iron skillet
  16. Add prepared onion
  17. Add prepared garlic clove
  18. Fry until lightly browned - 5 min
  19. Add canned chopped tomatoes
  20. Add prepared sundried tomato
  21. Add pesto
  22. Season with salt & pepper
  23. Boil
  24. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  25. Pour content of medium cast iron skillet into slow cooker bowl
  26. Stir in prepared chicken stock
  27. Add prepared brown rice
  28. Add wild rice
  29. Stir
  30. Arrange chicken in slow cooker bowl and cover
  31. Cook in slow cooker until tender - 4 hr, high heat
  32. Serve
  33. serve with prepared arugula
  34. Drizzle with olive oil
  35. Drizzle with lemon juice
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