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Slow-Cooker Chicken and Grains Casserole

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 6 hr 30 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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An updated version of classic chicken rice casserole using brown rice and barley.

Ingredients

6
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1
cup uncooked brown rice
1/2
cup uncooked pearl barley
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Stir in chicken. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink on outside. Stir in onion, carrots and celery. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently; drain.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat 2 cups of the chicken broth and the soup with whisk until smooth. Stir in remaining broth, the chicken mixture, rice and barley. Spoon into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Serve topped with chopped fresh parsley.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Stir in chicken. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink on outside. Stir in onion, carrots and celery. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently; drain.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat 2 cups of the chicken broth and the soup with whisk until smooth. Stir in remaining broth, the chicken mixture, rice and barley. Spoon into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Serve topped with chopped fresh parsley.

Expert Tips

Try using other grains in addition to the barley; quinoa or wheat berries will add a nutty flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
28g
28%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%
110%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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