Slow Cooker Chicken Pesto Orzo Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Pesto Soup With Orzo Pasta - Super easy to throw together and is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 190 kcal
Author Andie Thueson {Adapted From I Heart Nap Time}


  • 1 32 oz Box Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Milk I used 1%
  • 1 small container pesto use only 1/2 C reserve the rest for the last 15-20 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 TBS Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Orzo
  • 1 8 oz Greek Cream Cheese


  1. Whisk everything but the chicken, cream cheese, and orzo pasta together in a 6 quartslow cooker Add chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (could be 4-6 depending on slow cooker). When the chicken is cooked through and easily falls apart, remove and shred.
  2. Place shredded chicken back in the slow cooker. Stir in uncooked orzo noodles, cream cheese, and remaining pesto, then cook for another 15-20 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, serve or turn slow cooker to warm setting. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. We also like fresh diced tomatoes on the top of ours