Everyone seems to have an old crockpot tucked away, whether it's a hand-me-down from grandma or a neglected wedding gift. If you haven't pulled it out in a minute, it's time to give her a whirl with my crockpot lemon garlic chicken and rice! Let your slow cooker do the work as tender chicken, aromatic garlic, and citrusy lemon infuse into rice. With salty feta and some freshness from parsley, it's got everything you need for a cozy dinner.


- Chicken - Chicken broth - Onion - Spices - Garlic - Rice - Broccoli - Lemon - Feta - Parsley

Do I have to add my broccoli into the crockpot?

You do not! If you would like your broccoli to retain the vibrant green colour i recommend steaming it on the stove and adding it in once the chicken and rice are cooked.

Can I slice my chicken before I cook it in the crockpot?

I do not recommend slicing the chicken prior to cooking it as this releases some of the natural juice within the chicken, resulting in a drier texture once cooked.

What crockpot or slow cooker do you use?

I used the dream cooker from Our Place which is a 4 in 1 that can slow cook, pressure cook, saute and keep warm. I love it!


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. To freeze, divide chicken and rice mixture into freezer friendly containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost by placing in the fridge overnight or use the “defrost” setting on your microwave.


To make gluten-free: This recipe is naturally gluten-free, however I always recommend you checking that your rice is certified gluten-free. To make dairy-free: Use a dairy-free feta like this one. To make vegan: For a similar cozy vegan recipe, try my Italian ratatouille! To make nut-free: This recipe is naturally nut-free.

Hi I'm Nicole! I’m a Registered Dietitian, recipe developer and content creator on a mission to help individuals rediscover the joys of cooking with easy, accessible, healthy recipes. On my page you'll find yummy recipes, wellness tips, and even some of my favourite travel and lifestyle recommendations!