Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo and Grape Tomatoes | Midwest Living

Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo and Grape Tomatoes

Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo and Grape Tomatoes

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yield: 4 chicken breasts plus 4 cups pasta mixture
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Slow Cook 4 hrs (low) or 2 hours (high)

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Rub oregano, parsley and basil on chicken breasts before slow-cooking with spinach and tomatoes in a low-sodium broth. Finish the healthy slow-cooker chicken dinner by serving with cooked orzo and a sprinkling of Parmesan.


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 8 - ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 10 - ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked orzo pasta (rosamarina)
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Snipped fresh oregano


  1. In a small bowl combine dried oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken; rub in with your fingers. In a large skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat about 6 minutes or until brown, turning once. Remove from heat.
  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine chicken, broth, and garlic. Add spinach; top with tomatoes. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from cooker; cover and keep warm. Using a slotted spoon, transfer spinach and tomatoes to a large bowl; discard liquid. Stir cooked pasta, lemon peel, and lemon juice into spinach mixture. Serve chicken with pasta mixture. Garnish with cheese and fresh oregano.

Nutrition Facts

(Greek Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo and Grape Tomatoes)

Servings Per Recipe 4, fiber (g) 3, Folate (µg) 177, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, carb. (g) 24, Niacin (mg) 22, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 2, chol. (mg) 146, Thiamin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 2, Riboflavin (mg) 0, iron (mg) 3, vit. A (IU) 2632, cal. (kcal) 414, vit. C (mg) 21, Fat, total (g) 10, sugar (g) 4, Potassium (mg) 1242, pro. (g) 54, calcium (mg) 108, sodium (mg) 595

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