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Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo

Lemony chicken thighs and orzo pasta prepared in your slow cooker. Easy and delicious.

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Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo

Servings: 4 to 6
Total Time: 5 hours
Recipe by: Frankie


4 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBSP unsalted butter
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 pound uncooked orzo pasta


1. Place the chopped onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Lay the chicken thighs on top.

2. Mix together the garlic, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, broth, salt, and pepper in a bowl then pour over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.

3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, pull the chicken from the bones into bite size pieces. Discard the bones and return the chicken to the slow cooker.

4. Stir the orzo into the slow cooker and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes or until orzo is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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This meal was simple and delicious.

Delicious. I used chicken legs, added a little chopped parsley and a few chilli flakes and half the quantity of orzo which worked well for us!!

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo

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