Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Risotto

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After Thanksgiving, while we were trying to figure out how to use up all that leftover Turkey, of course I turned to Pinterest for ideas. Because, why not? I go there for daily inspiration anyway, so I thought it would be a great starting point. After getting extremely sidetracked with all of the cute DIY Christmas idea, I turned to my trusty friend google. Somehow, the thought to make a risotto got into my head and I found one for a turkey and mushroom risotto made in the slow cooker. Perfect! It came out wonderful and I thought why not try to duplicate that by making a slow cooker shredded chicken risotto. This recipe is also very budget friendly, with the priciest item being the arborio rice. We buy our chicken in bulk packages, using a few chicken breasts at a time, and freezing the rest for later use or making a few recipes in one day.

Looking for a filling and hearty meal idea? Try this slow cooker shredded chicken risotto. Also works great with leftover turkey!

The preparation was different because this time around, I was using raw poultry. Last time, the turkey was already cooked so it was a matter of either cooking the chicken before hand or letting it cook with everything else. Next time we make this, I think I’ll try cooking part of it together first (vegetables, bacon, and chicken) and then putting it in the slow cooker.

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First into the slow cooker? A layer of arborio rice, one onion, and mushrooms.

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Leftover bacon, a rare occurrence in our house. Or, you could also try pancetta.

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Three raw chicken breasts (boneless/skinless), chicken broth, and seasonings.

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Shred chicken just before serving, I ended up using two forks to make it easier but you could also just use the one fork.

And the finished, delicious, product. While it wasn’t quite like the turkey risotto, this one was still delicious. I was curious to see how it would turn out and it definitely met my expectations.

Try this tasty and filling slow cooker shredded chicken risotto. Also works great with leftover turkey!
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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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Stephanie
6 years ago

You had me at bacon. 🙂 This recipe sounds really good and simple, accessible because it’s in the crockpot. Love it!

Krystal
6 years ago

Thanks so much for sharing this! It looks delicious, and I’m always on the lookout for great new slow cooker recipes.

Kungphoo
6 years ago

Very nice.. always looking for a good chicken recipe.. Bookmarking this for future!

lisa
6 years ago

This recipe sounds amazing! I love anything I can make in my slow cooker!

Jeanine
6 years ago

Yum this looks delicious I love using my. Slow cooker so this would be great! My kids would absolutely love this too!

Marsha A
Marsha A
6 years ago

I looove risotto, but it takes so long to make! I tried making rissoto once. It didn’t turn out very well because I rushed adding the liquid and didn’t let it cook long enough. Nothing worse than crunchy risotto. But, in a slow cooker, I bet I wouldn’t have to worry about it since it’s already in there, cooking slowly and perfectly. Thanks for this post!

Sara-Jayne
6 years ago

Ohhh, this sounds divine. I love risotto so much, I even had Disney serve it at my wedding! I really want to try and make this because I always seem to be successful with my crockpot!

Nichole
6 years ago

That looks delicious. I can’t wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing!

tammileetips
6 years ago

Looks amazing!! I love using my slow cooker to make dinner I never thought to do risotto that way!

Echo
6 years ago

This looks absolutely delicious! The fact that it is a slow-cooker recipe makes it that much better! Thank you for sharing it!

Kelly Hutchinson
6 years ago

Oh y heck that looks fantastic! Not only does it look yummy but it is pretty healthy as well. I have never made risotto but this inspired me to try.

Nina Say
6 years ago

I love nothing more than risotto, it is one of my favorite side dishes ever. This makes me want to try the recipe, because chicken is my favorite meat! You’ve done good!

michele d
michele d
6 years ago

I’m always looking for new recipes for the slow cooker. Looks so good!

Bonnie @ wemake7
Bonnie @ wemake7
6 years ago

I love slowcooker recipes. This looks really good and I love bacon. =) Will have to try this this weekend.

mykidsguide
6 years ago

Nothing better than a nice chicken risotto, this looks insanely yummy!

Elizabeth O.
Elizabeth O.
6 years ago

I love risotto with just about everything! Chicken, mushrooms, peas, carrots, zucchini!!! You name it!

Sandra Watts
6 years ago

That looks really good. I have not mastered the risotto dish yet. LOL

Cherri Megasko
6 years ago

I love my slow cooker and I love risotto. I even have a box of the same brand in my pantry right now. I will be trying this one for sure!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
6 years ago

What a fabulous recipe…thanks for sharing it! I love that you add the rice..uncooked, along with the other ingredients…no stirring involved! Great recipe…might be what’s for dinner tonight 🙂

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
6 years ago

I have a quick question…your recipe lists: 1 1/2 32 oz boxes of Chicken broth…would that be 6 cups (48 oz)?

Christina Strapp Lambert
Christina Strapp Lambert
6 years ago

This looks so good and sounds pretty easy to make.

Bradley Finnearty
6 years ago

I am a huge fan of shredded chicken. This sounds amazing and I am definitely going to give it a try.

lauriel
6 years ago

What a lovely recipe! The addition of bacon for a meaty richness and the mushroom for that ‘umami’ is a great idea. :9 Slow-cooker recipes are fantastic for this weather~

xo,
lauriel
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Kiwi
6 years ago

OMg this looks great! I never had risotto but you made it look delish!

Chrystal @ YUM eating
6 years ago

Now this sounds like something my whole family would enjoy. My husband can pick out the mushrooms.

Rosey
Rosey
6 years ago

This sounds good. Anything that goes in the slow cooker this time of year sounds good to me! 🙂

Fi Ní Neachtáin
Fi Ní Neachtáin
6 years ago

How delicious, I’d love that for a dinner option during the week. I have to invest in a slow cooker!

Lynndee
6 years ago

I love using our slow cooker. And the fact that this recipe has rice, this is a must-try. Going to print it. Thanks!

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