5 Minute Chicken and Rice
This is a meal that I make pretty much every week. It takes me 5 minutes, has only 5 ingredients, and leaves us with leftovers for lunch. On top of all that it tastes like “comfort food” – aka “it keeps me full for hours”.
Let’s get to it. Here are the 5 ingredients I use. You can definitely play around with this and make it more your style – different veggies, seasonings, or toppings. I like to keep it simple, so I use:
- 1 bag frozen chicken breasts
- 1 bunch of celery
- 1 bag of baby carrots
- 1 jar of salsa verde
- 1 cup of brown rice
Here’s a step by step visual:
I dump everything in the slow cooker except for the rice. I add later – generally about 2 hours before its done. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. I do not pre-cook the chicken, or cook the rice separately. It all just gets tossed in and cooks together. I also don’t add any water when I use frozen chicken. I find that the juice from the chicken provides enough liquid for my liking. It turns into a thick stew consistency. If you want a more soup-like meal, add broth or water at the start of the cooking process.
And there ya have it – dinner is done and so is lunch for the next few days. I like to top mine with avocado and more salsa or hot sauce. The reason this meal works so well is because it’s a blank canvas for whatever you want to add. Everyone in the family can top it with what they like and have a healthy, filling meal that only took 5 MINUTES to put together!
If you do not have a slow cooker, I am sorry. You should get one, immediately. You could also make this stove-top style, but why would you? 🙂 Just kidding, do you…but you’ll spend a lot longer than 5 minutes on this.