Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Orzo Recipe

Looking for an easy Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Orzo recipe? Learn how to make Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Orzo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by joyrae

Makes 4 servings



Can be made in the oven - cook chicken and orzo seperately

Recipe Ingredients for Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Orzo

2 medium green bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp olive oil
400 g boneless skinless chicken thighs, rinsed and patted dry
1 tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp garlic
3/4 tsp salt
3/8 tsp pepper, divided
8 oz uncooked orzo pasta
2 tbsp lemon juice, and grated peel
1/2 cup water
2 oz feta, crumbled

Recipe Directions for Slow Cooker Greek Chicken and Orzo

  1. Coat crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Add peppers and onion

  2. Heat oil in pan and brown chicken on both sides. Transfer to slow cooker, overlapping if necessary

  3. Sprinkle chicken with oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper

  4. Cover and cook on Low 5 - 6 hours or on High 3 - 4 hours, or until chicken is tender

  5. Transfer chicken to plate

  6. Turn crock pot to High. Stir orzo, lemon juice, lemon zest, water and remaining 1/2 tsp salt and pepper into slow cooker. Top with chicken

  7. Cover and cook 30 min or until pasta is done.

  8. Garnish with feta and parsley, if desired

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Greek, Slow Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 301.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
447
Calories from Fat
129
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.3g
22%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
143mg
48%
Sodium
702mg
29%
Potassium
555mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
39.6g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
38.5g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 137%
Calcium 13% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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