The Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman

Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 250 min
  • serves 6

Most of this meal is prepared simply and placed in the slow cooker for an easy, breezy dinner experience. Serve with Rice, scallions and sesame seeds as garnish!

344 Ratings
Directions for: Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli


12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp five-spice powder

2 cups low-sodium chicken stock

½ cup low-sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped

1 Tbsp sriracha

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tsp cornstarch

1 tsp toasted sesame oil

2 cups broccoli florets

1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped

Cooked rice, for serving

4 scallions, sliced for garnish

Sesame seeds, for garnish


1. Season the chicken chunks lightly with salt and pepper and put them in a slow cooker. Sprinkle over the five-spice powder. Stir together the stock, soy sauce, ginger, sriracha and garlic in a small bowl and pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours.

2. After 3 1/2 hours, mix together the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Stir it into the slow cooker along with the sesame oil. Add the broccoli and peppers, cover and continue cooking on high for 30 minutes. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning.

3. Serve over rice garnished with scallions and sesame seeds.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: Slow cooker

See more: Chicken, Main, Slow Cook, Vegetables, Rice/Grain


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