Slow Cooker Recipes For Ulcerative Colitis

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis can be challenging, especially when it comes to finding the right foods to eat. This chronic inflammatory bowel disease can cause discomfort and pain, which is why it’s important to focus on a healthy diet that’s easy on the gut. Slow cooker recipes can be a great option for those with UC, as they offer delicious and nutritious meals that are easy to digest. In this article, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite slow cooker recipes for Ulcerative Colitis, along with tips and FAQs to help you make the most of your meals.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add rice, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, mushrooms, onion, celery, carrot, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  3. Stir to combine ingredients.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks and mix with rice mixture.
Nutrition Facts Amount Per Serving
Calories 380
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 34g


  • Q: Can I freeze leftovers?
  • A: Yes, this recipe freezes well.
  • Q: Can I use brown rice instead of white?
  • A: Yes, but you may need to adjust the cooking time.
  • Q: Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?
  • A: Yes, but you may need to adjust the cooking time.
  • Q: Can I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth?
  • A: Yes, but the flavor may be slightly different.
  • Q: Can I add other vegetables?
  • A: Yes, feel free to add your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, or broccoli.
  • Q: Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried?
  • A: Yes, but you may need to adjust the amount as fresh herbs are more potent than dried.
  • Q: Can I use a different type of soup?
  • A: Yes, cream of chicken or cream of celery soup would work well in this recipe.
  • Q: Can I use a different type of mushroom?
  • A: Yes, any type of mushroom would work well in this recipe.


If you have trouble digesting rice, you can substitute quinoa or another grain in this recipe. You can also add some chopped spinach or kale for extra nutrition. To make this recipe even easier, you can use pre-cut frozen vegetables instead of fresh. And don’t forget to season to taste with salt and pepper!

This Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice is a hearty and comforting meal that’s perfect for those with Ulcerative Colitis. The creamy mushroom sauce adds flavor and moisture to the chicken and rice, making it easy to digest. Plus, it’s packed with protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious and healthy meal!

For more slow cooker recipes and tips for managing Ulcerative Colitis, be sure to check out our other articles and resources. With the right diet and lifestyle changes, you can manage your symptoms and live a happy, healthy life!

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