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Greek Orzo Chicken Recipe

Take your first bite and you’ll be on a dinner-table tour of the sunny Greek Isles. Sprinkle lemon zest on top to give it a little extra flair.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional 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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Christie User ID: 9062323 260653
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017 Edited Feb. 2, 2017

"Great recipe - i seasoned the thighs with salt and pepper before putting them into the slow cooker - if i had time i would have grilled or browned them a bit. I also added a teaspoon of chili flakes for a kick. I prefer to toast orzo in a bit of EVOO just to brown it - brings out a nutty flavour. Great recipe that I'll make again for sure!"

rocklandmom User ID: 638920 233914
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"Delicious. This is a recipe that we will make again."

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