Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice Bowls may just become your go-to recipe week after week.
Lemon Herb Chicken is the perfect all-seasons recipe. You’ll love it for the summertime. The slow cooker does your cooking while you frolic in the sun. Then, come the school year it’ll be that easy throw-together meal on those busy weeknights.
The chicken itself is the only item requiring real cooking, and that can be done in the slow cooker in 3-4 hours. Just boneless chicken, broth, a squeeze of lemon, and a couple of herbs and you’re on your way to the moistest, most tender chicken you’ve ever had.
Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice Bowls are my latest one-bowl fave.
If you’ve been here before, you know my love runs deep for any one-bowl meal. I just adore holding a warm bowl of homemade food in my hands, scooping out every last morsel (with a cat on my lap, while watching Downton Abbey reruns, in my pjs…)
You’ll find my one-bowl love evidenced in this family fave, and this recent success. Oh, and definitely this completely brilliant one-pan AND one-bowl super-kitchen megastar.
Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice Bowls allow everybody to eat happy, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
By what magic is this possible?
Simple. Everybody builds their own bowl.
First, you top the warmed brown rice with the lemon herb chicken.
Next, you go crazy with whatever add-ons you want. Most often for us, that’s some combo of edamame (thawed from frozen), avocado, chopped onion, and chopped tomatoes.
Finally, finish it with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Salt and pepper, if you wish.
Gazing meaningfully at your well-made bowl is entirely optional. But, please for the love of all that is holy and Instagrammable, AT ME on Insta if you happen to snap a pic! Do you know what ‘AT ME’ means?
♦♦ PSA…PSA…PSA…This Is A PSA ♦♦
Evidently ‘tagging’ someone on Instagram is totally different
then ‘at-ing’ them in a comment.
(ie., ‘Hey, @jugglingjuliaRD, check out my take on your Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice Bowls!’)
I was schooled quite harshly by my eldest son about this terribly important distinction
after tagging him on IG.
About cookies that I made. For him.
Said cookies may have accidentally-on-purpose gotten re-distributed to his siblings after that.
♦♦ END PSA…END PSA…END PSA ♦♦
Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice Bowls
One bowl eating at its best. Layers of warm rice and lemon herb chicken topped with edamame, onions, tomato, and avocado. A simple drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice is the perfect finish.
Lemon Herb Chicken
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts trimmed
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 cup chicken broth lower sodium
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon about 2 tbsp
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Brown Rice and Toppings
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 cup frozen edamame thawed
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 cup avocado, cubed about 2 small avocados
- Lemon wedges for squeezing
- Olive oil for drizzling
Lemon Herb Chicken
Lay the trimmed boneless chicken breasts in the bottom of your slow cooker. Sprinkle the thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper over the chicken.
Pour the chicken broth and lemon juice over the chicken. Cover slow cooker with secure fitting lid.
Cook on Low for 3-4 hours*
*You may need to adjust cooking time depending on the strength of your slow cooker.
When chicken is fully cooked (internal temperature =165 degrees Fahrenheit), shred the chicken with two forks.
To make the bowls, add warm rice to the bottom of a bowl, then top with the desired amount of a chicken. (include some of the broth if you would like).
Top with edamame, onions, tomatoes, and avocado.
Drizzle with olive oil, squeeze a lemon wedge over it, then salt and pepper as desired.
Tip: Frozen brown rice is your savior. Get some for your freezer. Trust me.
Tip: My slow cooker runs fairly hot, so on Low the chicken is done in 3-4 hours. You may need to adjust the cooking time depending on your cooker.