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Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo
Lemony chicken thighs and orzo pasta prepared in your slow cooker. Easy and delicious.


4.8/5  (12 ratings)




Submitted By PumpkinHead


Servings:  4 to 6
Total Time:  5 hours

Ingredients

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
12 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) uncooked orzo pasta


Directions

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 35 to 45 minutes or until orzo is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.





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Comments (1)

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Rae
02/13/2018
 This meal was simple and delicious.