Chicken ‘Risotto’ in the Slow Cooker

This dish is a perfect midweek meal, just put it in the slow cooker in the morning and it'll be ready by dinner time.



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 slices bacon, rind removed and cut in half
  • 1 cup (200 g) long-grain white rice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of ground allspice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups (500 ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • steamed vegetables, to serve


  1. Place the chicken in slow cooker; lay a bacon strip over each breast. Sprinkle the rice over the chicken, then sprinkle with the salt, pepper and allspice.
  2. In a bowl, mix together garlic, mustard, lemon juice and stock. Pour mixture over the rice. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Serve with steamed vegetables.

Serves: 4
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 8 hours
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