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Crockpot Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Orzo

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Description

A super easy meal to kick off the new year!

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • ¼ cups Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese, Plus 2 Tablespoons For The Orzo And Additional For Topping
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Parsley
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 6 Tablespoons Dry White Wine, Divided
  • 1 cup Uncooked Whole Wheat Orzo
  • ¾ cups Vegetables Of Your Choice

Preparation

The night before, season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Whisk together 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 cup cheese, basil, parsley, garlic and 3 tablespoons of wine in a bowl. Place chicken in a large ziplock bag, then pour marinade over top and coat chicken. Keep in the fridge overnight.

The next morning, place chicken in your crockpot with the remaining 3 tablespoons of wine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Prepare whole wheat orzo according to package directions. Once cooked, combine with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons parmesan and salt and pepper if desired. Cut chicken into pieces/chunks, and toss together with orzo. Add in vegetables of your choice! Top with additional parm and season with more salt and pepper if desired.

This is a great meal to make ahead of time and store in the fridge for easy lunches and dinners. It will serve about 4-6.

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Liz on 1.6.2012

what else do we put in the crock pot with the chicken? Just the chicken AND the 3 T of white wine??? Or do we add the marinade too?

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katejudy311 on 1.3.2012

The broccoli looks delish! I usually hide spinach in the orzo (I know I’m evil), but broccoli is a great idea (they despise it even more than spinach). I cannot wait to make this…

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MissMichaela on 3.6.2012

This recipe fell totally flat on flavor. A couple tablespoons of dijon mustard helped kick it up a bit, but there’s still room for improvement. It’s getting three mittens only because it was super easy to make.

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JoyfulCook on 3.4.2012

This is a pretty good recipe. I had such high hopes for it because the picture looked amazing, the chicken marinade smelt amazing, my house smells amazing… but it was just missing something in the flavor. I hate to not give it 5 mittens because I really wanted it to taste super great, but it just didn’t do it for me. :( However, my husband really enjoyed it! :) (which is why I am giving it 4 mittens) I would probably give it 3.

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zricka on 2.26.2012

This was quite good! It was very simple and flavorful. The wine flavor really came through so use a good one! I agree with some of the other reviews-this does not need to be a crockpot dish, when we make it again, I will marinade it overnight and cook it in a skillet. I also added onions and broccoli, YUM!

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katejudy311 on 1.12.2012

Great!

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Nikki on 1.7.2012

Excellent recipe, thanks! I put it on the menu for the week, bought the ingredients, and then forgot to put it in the crockpot. Whoops. So, an hour before dinner, here’s what I did: I sauteed the chicken and garlic in olive oil, added the parsley, basil, white wine, 1/4 cup of water, and chopped broccoli, and covered the pan for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, I prepared the orzo as suggested. Tossed the two mixtures together and there was supper! The only thing I would change next time is that I would use two heads of broccoli. I used one head this time and it wasn’t enough veggies for my tastes. Wonderful meal, thank you!

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