Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Orzo

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*Serves 4 

Per Serving: Calories 378, Protein 29g, Total Fat 5g, Carbs 29g, Fiber 7g

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat orzo
  • ⅓ cup quartered black or green olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions: 

  • Cut each chicken breast half into 4 pieces.
  • Combine the chicken, broth, tomatoes, onion, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs de Provence, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on High for 2 hours or on Low for 4 hours.
  • Stir in orzo and olives; cook for 30 minutes more.
  • Let cool slightly. Sprinkle with parsley.