Creamy Orzo and Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Creamy Orzo and Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Creamy Orzo and Chicken

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"Pan-seared chicken thighs served with creamy orzo pasta, asparagus and herb & garlic cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (310 g) each Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; turn to evenly coat with dressing. Cook 12 minutes, turning after 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining dressing in medium skillet. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onions are crisp-tender. Stir in broth; bring to boil. Add orzo; stir. Simmer covered on medium-low heat 7 minutes Add asparagus; cook on medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until broth is absorbed and asparagus is crisp-tender. Add 1/2 cup cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  3. Top chicken with remaining cheese; cover. Cook 3 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees F / 77 degrees C) and cheese is melted. Serve over orzo mixture.
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  • If you have leftover cooked chicken, you can substitute that for the uncooked chicken. Just prepare recipe as directed, omitting the 2 tablespoons dressing used to cook the chicken and increasing the final cooking time until chicken is heated through.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jun 24, 2014

Loved this recipe! I didn't have the cheese mix they asked for however, so I used mozzarella and cream cheese instead. It was excellent!

 
Jun 13, 2014

Great! I had to cook the chicken longer as well but just amazing!

 

10 Ratings

Oct 07, 2014

Awesome! Added peppers to the orzo asparagus mix as well, delicious

 
Apr 08, 2014

Amazing!! Had to cook the chicken a little bit longer while the orzo was cooking, but my 2 yr old had 2 bowls!!

 
Jun 12, 2015

This was delicious! My husband isn't an asparagus fan but said that this was great! I couldn't find the cheese specified so I just used an Italian blend. The chicken didn't get done so I threw it in the oven at 425 for about 15 minutes. Perfect!

 
Mar 10, 2015

I didn't have the dressing or the cheese (or the asparagus!) so I used vadallia onion dressing and havarti cheese and broccoli. It came out just a tad too sweet but that was the fault of the dressing. I actually really liked this and the kids did too but next time I'll try with the dressing per the recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 298 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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