Let’s slow down the hectic days by creating easy, healthy recipes.  This slow cooker chicken and tomato orzo recipe is just that – it takes about 30 minutes to complete after the chicken is cooked.  

Check out the full recipe below!  This recipe is only 4 Freestyle points on WW per serving, 1 cup.

An overhead image of the slow cooker chicken and tomato orzo recipe.  Shredded Parmesan cheese is in a small colorful bowl in the background.

Since the summer is almost here, have you gotten into a habit of not wanting to cook every night?  Oh, I feel you!  There are days that it just doesn’t happen for us during the week, and that’s OK. 

In those instances, I try to have things on hand that keep me on track, but are still quick and easy to make. I also love how much my kids love this recipe. It’s one of their favorites.

An close up image of the slow cooker chicken and tomato orzo recipe.  The grape tomatoes and orzo are on display in this image.  Shredded Parmesan cheese is in a small colorful bowl in the background.

Part of the weight loss/wellness journey is realizing that you need to give yourself some grace through the process.  

What works for me and my husband might not work for you and your family – and that’s OK!

That’s why I love the slow cooker.  It makes cooking so easy, especially when you can throw something in before you leave for work.  

An image of the slow cooker chicken and tomato orzo recipe.  There is a bite of the meal on a fork which is front an center.  Shredded Parmesan cheese is in a small colorful bowl in the background.

I have done that often throughout my Weight Watchers journey.  This recipe is no exception, and it’s filling enough to fill you up.

The tomatoes add so much flavor to this dish, plus you can add Parmesan to it for even more flavor. Yum!

If you are interested in additional slow cooker recipes, I suggest trying the chicken and wild rice recipe or the Korean beef tacos recipe.

An overhead image of the slow cooker chicken and tomato orzo recipe.  Shredded Parmesan cheese is in a small colorful bowl in the background.

To make this Slow Cooker Chicken and Tomato Orzo:

  1. For the Chicken:

    Add all the Chicken ingredients in the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until fully cooked.  Once it’s finished cooking, shred the chicken and set aside.

  2. About 30 minutes before the chicken is finished cooking, cook the orzo according to the package directions.  Meanwhile, heat a small non-stick skillet to medium heat.  

  3. For the Orzo:

    Add the minced garlic and tomatoes.  Cook until the tomatoes have burst and the garlic is fragrant.

  4. Drain the orzo when it’s finished cooking.  Add in the cooked chicken and the garlic and tomatoes.  Stir to combine.  Add in the Parmesan cheese, if using.  Serve immediately.

An image of the slow cooker chicken and tomato orzo recipe. There is a bite of the meal on a fork which is front an center. Shredded Parmesan cheese is in a small colorful bowl in the background.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Tomato Orzo

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 4 Freestyle points per serving, 1 cup.
3.67 from 56 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 249 kcal

Ingredients

For the Slow Cooker:

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 spray olive oil spray
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth

For the Pasta:

  • 8oz package orzo
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pack grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • Add all the Chicken ingredients in the slow cooker.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until fully cooked.  Once it’s finished cooking, shred the chicken and set aside.
  • About 30 minutes before the chicken is finished cooking, cook the orzo according to the package directions.  Meanwhile, heat a small non-stick skillet to medium heat.  Add the minced garlic and tomatoes.  Cook until the tomatoes have burst and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Drain the orzo when it’s finished cooking.  Add in the cooked chicken and the garlic and tomatoes.  Stir to combine.  Add in the Parmesan cheese, if using.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 24.5gProtein: 18.7gFat: 8.1gSaturated Fat: 2.8gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 0.9g
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8 Comments

  1. We made this last night, and I’m so happy I found this recipe!! Because it’s super easy, it’s super tasty, and the points are low – what more can you ask for?

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

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