Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs with Orzo

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Thighs with Orzo

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Boneless skinless chicken thighs are a great value and super easy to cook in a slow cooker. This recipe uses just a few ingredients to make a delicious dinner that is full of classic Italian flavor. To customize this recipe…

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are a great value and super easy to cook in a slow cooker. This recipe uses just a few ingredients to make a delicious dinner that is full of classic Italian flavor. To customize this recipe to your own taste, use your favorite pasta sauce. If you love garlic, use a stronger garlic flavor sauce, or if you like spicy, use a spicy sauce! The possibilities for tweaking are endless with this recipe, so if you made an addition or change, let us know! Just rate the recipe and leave a comment below to share how you made this recipe your own. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Prep Time

10 min

Total Time

5 hrs

Yield

Serves 6- 8
  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 jar Marinara Sauce ( 24 oz. size)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper ( chopped)
  • 1 Yellow Onion ( chopped)
  • 1.5 cups Orzo
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth

Directions

  • 1

    Add chicken thighs, marinara sauce, pepper and onion to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

  • 2

    Remove the chicken thighs from the slow cooker and set aside. Add chicken broth and orzo. Stir mixture. Add chicken thighs back in. Cook for another 30 – 45 minutes until the orzo is cooked. Add more chicken broth if necessary to cook orzo.

  • 3

    Once orzo is done cooking, remove mixture from slow cooker and serve. Garnish with fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese if desired!


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