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Greek Orzo Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours

Makes

6 servings

Take your first bite and set sail for a dinner-table tour of the sunny Greek isles. Sprinkle lemon zest on top to give it a little extra flair. —Angela Buchanan, Longmont, Colorado
Greek Orzo Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs, (about 2-1/4 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted green olives
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the chicken, carrots, broth, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and salt. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Stir in the orzo, olives and raisins. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with parsley and feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken thigh with 1/2 cup orzo mixture: 391 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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