I don’t think I need to sing the praises of throwing food in a slow cooker and coming home from work to delicious smelling house and dinner ready. The saffron in this dish really turns this slow cooker chicken and rice into something special. Make sure to use brown rice, so that it doesn’t get overcooked and bone-in chicken thighs, which won’t get dry even after being cooked for many hours.
I grew up eating those frozen individual portion chicken pot pies – they were a special treat and I loved them! The crispy dough top crust and the creamy chicken and veggies inside were a great combination. When I make chicken pot pie for my family, I usually make one big pot pie in a 9 by 13 dish, but if you are really motivated, you can make individual pot pies in ramekins. Either way, they will love them!