Gluten Free Chicken Casserole

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Gluten Free Chicken Casserole

This gluten free chicken casserole is one my favorite slow cooked meals! It is inexpensive, simple to make, and the ingredients can be adjusted based on what you have in your pantry or freezer. I adapted this from a recipe that I found over at A year of slow cooking.

Ingredients:

2-3 chicken breasts of equivalent (you can use thighs, or whatever you have!)

1.5 cups of rice (I used jasmine)

1.5 cups of chicken broth

1.5 cups of milk (I used unsweetened coconut, but have successfully used almond and regular whole milk)

3/4 cups of flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill White Rice flour)

1-2 cups of frozen or fresh vegetables (I used broccoli, but have successfully used peas.)

onion powder, black pepper, paprika

Directions:

Combine all of the broth with 1/2 cup of milk on the stove over medium heat. Separately, whisk the rest of the milk (1 cup) together with all of the flour. When the broth/milk mixture begins to boil, add in the flour/milk mixture and remove from the stove. At this point I like to stir in some chicken seasoning, salt, and pepper. This mixture is the perfect replacement for “cream of crap” soups that some recipes call for.

Now spray your slow cooking with cooking oil, or rub some butter/oil all around it. This is a VERY important step. If you don’t do this, you’ll have a sticky mess to clean up later. Place the rice, seasonings (I don’t measure the onion powder, pepper or paprika, but if you want to I would say 1 tsp each) and veggies in the slow cooker. Lay your chicken pieces on top and then slowly pour your stovetop mixture over the top of everything.

Cook on low for about 8 hours. I usually open my crock pot up once or twice to stir everything together after it has been cooking for a while. I know that this is a big slow cooking no-no, but I guess I am a rebel like that. 🙂 If you’ll be around the house all day, you can add your vegetables about halfway through to keep them from getting mushy. I personally don’t mind letting them cook the entire time.

I have found that the rice still tends to stick to the sides of the slow cooker a little bit, but overall the cooking spray helps keep it from sticking too much. My whole family loves this recipe, and we try to make it often!

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