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!

 

5 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!!

 

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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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