Slow Cooker Parmesan Chicken with Orzo

As you all know, the crock pot is my best friend!  My day job (I say that with a slight whimper) has pretty much taken over my life.  The last thing I want to be doing when I get home at 9:00pm is make dinner.  This weekend I was trying to find new recipes so that I don’t get bored with the same ole same ole, and I found this one from How Sweet It Is.  This Slow Cooker Parmesan Chicken with Orzo recipe was right up my alley and seemed super easy to make.  It definitely did not disappoint!

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Slow Cooker Parmesan Chicken with Orzo and Broccoli


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • Package of frozen broccoli
  • Salt & pepper to taste


You will whisk together 3 tbsp of olive oil, 3 tbsp white wine, basil, parsley, garlic, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Place the chicken breasts in a ziploc bag and pour the marinade over it. Leave in the fridge overnight.

The next morning, place the chicken in the crockpot, add 3 tbsp of white wine, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Cook the orzo using the instructions on the package. After this has cooked, combine this with 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp parmesan and salt and pepper. Then combine the chicken (you can either shred this or cut it into bite size pieces) and veggies.

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This recipe was a huge hit in our house and we can’t wait to make it again! It was flavor and filling… it also made great leftovers 🙂 What’s your favorite crockpot recipe?

XO – Jenn



  1. Heather J says

    This looks delicious and I am on the search for new recipes because it feels like we have gotten in the rut of eating the same foods so I really appreciate this recipe. Thanks for sharing:)

    • says

      Hi Heather…thanks so much for stopping by. This recipe is delicious and the best part is that you make it ahead in the slow cooker…win/win! Let us know what you think after you try it!

  2. says

    Love all these ingredients, so know I’ll enjoy this dish! Adding it the dinner rotation list immediately. Thanks for sharing this great slow-cooker idea Jenn 🙂 Bwg ~~~

  3. says

    Jennifer, this looks sooo delish. I’ve never cooked Orzo pasta and anything in the crockpot is always a big hit. I heard you have been working a ton so take time to relax this weekend. Have a great day and thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, Lisa

    • says

      Hey Lisa – orzo is like a mix between rice and pasta. You aren’t kidding – we love crockpot meals with our busy work schedules. I keep hoping for some down-time but it’s not happening yet…a girl can dream. Thank you so much.

  4. says

    This is totally up my alley! You had me a slow cooker ladies. It’s a time saver. I’m in. Thanks for sharing this recipe and all of the other easy to make recipes as well. They make me look like a chef 🙂 Hugs, Coco