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This Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli makes dinnertime a breeze. This healthy slow cooker recipe is loaded with flavor and easy to make.

Cooked chicken and broccoli in the slow cooker
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As a mom of 8 kids, I make a lot of slow cooker chicken recipes. The chicken always cooks tender and with tons of flavor. This chicken and broccoli recipe is always a family favorite because of how easy it is to make.

If you love this recipe, then you care going to love this Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole.

Why We Love This Recipe

We love this recipe because of how delicious it turns out. The simple tangy sauce that the chicken cooks in gives it so much flavor. The chicken and broccoli cook tender makes it a crowd pleasing meal.

This recipe can easily be served as is for a low carb meal but we love to serve with white rice for a complete meal idea.  

Ingredients 

Ingredients for chicken and broccoli - chicken breasts, broccoli florets, cornstarch, water, sesame seeds, green onions
  • Skinless Chicken breasts 
  • Fresh Broccoli Florets 
  • Cornstarch 
  • Cold Water 
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Stalks Green Onions (diced) 

For the Sauce

Ingredients for the sauce - water, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, cornstarch, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil
  • Water
  • Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Rice Vinegar 
  • Cornstarch
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Ground Ginger 
  • Red Pepper Flakes 
  • Toasted Sesame Oil

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Variations Ideas

  • Change Chicken – We used chicken breast in this recipe but you can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken tenders
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning to what you prefer. I usually start with about ¼ teaspoon and then add more if needed. Here are some delicious additions – black pepper, kosher salt, or cayenne pepper.
  • Sauce – Substitute the brown sugar for honey or maple syrup.

Step by Step Instructions 

Combining the sauce in the bowl

Step 1 – Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. 

Pouring the sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker

Step 2 – Place the chicken breasts in a crock pot and pour the sauce on top. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Topping the cooked chicken with fresh broccoli

Step 3 – In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and cold water.  Stir this mixture into the crock pot and add in the broccoli florets. 

Cooked chicken and broccoli in the slow cooker

Step 4 – Cover and cook on high for 30-40 minutes until the broccoli and chicken are cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Shredded the chicken in a bowl

Step 5 – Remove the chicken and roughly shred it into bite size pieces.  Stir the chicken and broccoli into the sauce in the crock pot. 

Serving the chicken and broccoli over rice

Step 6 – Serve over rice topped with the sesame seeds and green onions.  Enjoy! 

Recipe Tips

  • Chicken – We try to cook chicken that is about the same size. This helps to cook evenly and about the same time.
  • Shredding Chicken – To easily shred the chicken, learn how to shred chicken with a mixer to save time.
  • Adding in Broccoli – Add in the broccoli towards the end of cooking time as it doesn’t take as long to cook as the chicken. This will also prevent it from being soggy.
Close up image of chicken and broccoli on a wooden spoon

Serving Suggestions

This crockpot chicken and broccoli recipe is delicious with many easy side dishes. We love to serve with white rice, brown rice and even cauliflower rice.

It is even better garnish with cheddar cheese for amazing flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days.

How to Freeze

This chicken and broccoli recipe can easily placed in the freezer to enjoy another day. Place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 2 months.

How to Reheat

When ready to serve again, thaw the chicken and broccoli mixture in the fridge overnight. Then reheat in the microwave or in the oven depending on how much you have left.

chicken and broccoli over rice on a plate

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Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli

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This Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli makes dinnertime a breeze. This healthy slow cooker recipe is loaded with flavor and easy to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Chinese
Course Main Course
Calories 254

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

Instructions

  • Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a crock pot and pour the sauce on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and cold water.  Stir this mixture into the crock pot and add in the broccoli florets.
  • Cover and cook on high for 30-40 minutes until the broccoli and chicken are cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Remove the chicken and roughly shred it into bite size pieces.
  • Stir the chicken and broccoli into the sauce in the crock pot.
  • Serve over rice topped with the sesame seeds and green onions.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 254kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 35g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 97mg, Sodium 705mg, Potassium 780mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 394IU, Vitamin C 44mg, Calcium 54mg, Iron 1mg

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