Slow cooker chicken recipes are among the easiest out there. The chicken cooks well in a slow cooker and can be very flavorful. One example is the slow cooker chicken and spinach rice bowl recipe. This recipe is filled with flavor and packs a kick with the spice.
Our nutrient filled slow cooker chicken and spinach rice bowl recipe is an easy dinner recipe to add to your meal prep planning. Chicken is a versatile meat that can take on flavors very well.
One package of chicken breast and you can have BBQ chicken, chicken stir fry, chicken sandwiches, baked chicken, sweet chicken, spicy chicken, the list goes on and on.
That makes chicken an absolute staple in kitchens around the world. Slow cooker chicken recipes are perfect because they allow the chicken to absorb all of that flavor.
This slow cooker chicken and spinach rice bowl recipe is a great example—chicken benefits greatly from cooking low and slow in liquids and seasonings.
The flavor will be packed into each bite. But the best part is this recipe ends up with shredded chicken. You can use shredded chicken in so many ways. This dish is put together in a bowl to make a chicken and rice bowl.
But you can use the shredded chicken however you’d like; each way is different. There is nothing better as a home cook than to have a single recipe you can serve up in different ways.
You can make enough to have leftovers and then use those leftovers in different ways so the dish is different each time you heat up the chicken.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Spinach Rice Bowl Recipe
The rice bowl is an easy and delicious way to serve this fantastic chicken. However, a bowl with some rice is one of many ways you can serve up this recipe. You can easily serve the chicken with quinoa, on top of a salad, in tacos for some fusion, or even in a burrito.
Want to use this chicken for lunch instead? How about serving it up on some bread as a sandwich? This chicken is very versatile and can be used in many different ways. That makes this one of those recipes you want to hold onto and use often, especially since the recipe is so simple!
Spicy Chicken Bowl Ingredients
Chicken Breast | The star of the dish is going to be the chicken. Chicken breasts are far easier to work with, but you could change things up and use chicken thighs if you’d like.
Just be sure to adjust the seasonings and sauces to fit the amount of chicken you have on hand.
House of Tsang Bangkok Peanut Dipping Sauce | This ingredient will give the dish all its flavors. The spiciness and the peanut flavor all come from this sauce. If you haven’t used it before, give it a taste so you know how much you can handle, especially if you’re not a fan of too much spice.
Chicken Bone Broth | This chicken bone broth is necessary for chicken in a slow cooker. The meat will use the chicken broth to gain more moisture, and the results will be juicy.
You will want a little extra on hand to make the rice. Rice in a chicken broth is far better than just water.
Spinach | Fresh or frozen? The choice is yours; however, we used fresh organic spinach in this recipe. The spinach adds more flavor to the dish and a lot more nutrients. Healthy dinner, anyone?
Jasmine Rice | Jasmine rice will be cooked separately. We don’t want the chicken broth in the crockpot to make the rice too mushy. But you can easily toss some rice together in a rice cooker or on the stovetop if necessary.
How to Make a Chicken and Spinach Bowl
Spray your slow cooker with a non-stick cooking spray to make clean up a bit easier.
Place thawed chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
Pour 3/4 cup chicken bone broth over the chicken. Then pour jars of peanut dipping sauce over your chicken.
Set your slow cooker to low for 8 hours and place the cover on your slow cooker.
One hour before you want to eat, cook your Jasmine rice according to the directions.
Thirty minutes before serving dinner, shred the chicken in the peanut sauce.
Add one to two containers of spinach fifteen minutes before you want to serve, and just let the spinach slowly sauté and simmer with the meat.
Serve the spicy chicken and spinach over rice, and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Chicken and Spinach Rice Bowl Recipe
4 Chicken Breasts
2 3/4 Cups of House of Tsang Bangkok Peanut Dipping Sauce
3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Cups of Spinach
2 Cups Jasmine Rice
Salt and Pepper (To taste)
- Spray your crock-pot with a non-stick cooking spray to make cleanup a bit easier.
- Place thawed chicken breasts in the crock-pot.
- Pour 3/4 cup chicken bone broth over the chicken. Then pour both jars of peanut dipping sauce over your chicken.
- Set your crock-pot to low for 8 hours and place the cover on your slow cooker.
- About one hour before you want to eat, cook your Jasmine rice according to the directions.
- Thirty minutes before you want to serve dinner, shred the chicken in the peanut sauce.
- Add one to two containers of spinach fifteen minutes before you want to serve, and just let the spinach slowly sauté and simmer with the meat.
- Serve the spicy chicken and spinach over rice, and enjoy!
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