Chicken and Orzo Soup (Slow Cooker)

I already love my slow cooker. (Thanks, Dad!)

photo (2)Crock-pots may perhaps be one of the best inventions ever. How did I not have one until now?

They are ridiculously easy to use since you just plop all of the ingredients into the pot and let it sit. Plus, when everything was cookin’ away, it made the apartment smell so good. 

Here’s my first slow cooker experiment! I hope you like it as much as Tuna and I did.

We though it was delish and quite hearty. Too bad I discovered this recipe as soon as it is spring/summer!

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Recipe adapted from 365 Days of Slow Cooking. 

Makes 4-6 servings

Note: I used a 4 quart slow cooker size.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup orzo

Directions:

Dice veggies and cut up chicken breast into pieces.

Place chicken, chicken broth, celery, onion, carrot, tomato paste, tomatoes, garlic, basil, bay leaf, salt, and pepper into slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours.

Add in the orzo and cook on high for about 15-20 minutes.

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Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW! 

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