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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo
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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken with Orzo

This easy slow cooker meal is ready in just three hours on high and while the cooking method and ingredients list are pretty simple the flavor of this dish is anything but. Onion and chicken slowly cook in a savory sauce of tomato, Italian seasoning or Herbes de Provence and red pepper flakes. Add in orzo and olives half an hour before the cooking time is up.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken, dinner, herbes de provence, homemade spice mix, italian seasoning, mediterranean, olives, orzo, slowcooker, tomato
Servings: 4
Calories: 334kcal


  • 1 onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 chicken breasts cut into large chunks
  • 660 ml strained crushed tomatoes (tomato passata) 23 oz
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade Italian Seasoning or Herbes de Provence
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup dried orzo
  • 12-15 large olives


  • Lay the onion petals across the bottom of the slow cooker. Lay the chicken chunks on top. Seasoning with salt and pepper. Cover with the tomato, herbs and red pepper flakes. Add lid.
  • Slow cook on high for 2 ½ hours.
  • Add the orzo and olives, stir, replace the lid and cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Serve with a side salad or green vegetable for a full meal.


*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. Estimate is per serving.


Calories: 334kcal