Zesty Chicken Orzo Casserole

Zesty Chicken Orzo Casserole

"Zesty seasoned chicken pieces are simmered in a chunky tomato sauce with chile peppers and orzo and topped with shredded Cheddar cheese for a quick and flavorful dinner."
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40 m servings 319 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 921 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large saucepan combine broth, undrained tomatoes and orzo. Bring to boiling. Stir in Grilled & Ready(R) Southwestern Chicken Strips. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Bake, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese during last 5 minutes of baking. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Serving Suggestion:
  • Top with sour cream and sliced green onions.


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I didn't have Southwestern Chicken Breast strips so I added a package of taco seasoning and used leftover chicken breast pieces. Next time I will also add a can of corn to the recipe. I loved ...

It was tasteless and boring. I would not make again.

I used this recipe as a jumping off point. I used 3 fresh chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks and seasoned with chili powder, salt and pepper. I browned this in oil in an ...

I used chicken breast that my husband had grilled. Added salt and pepper to the orzo mixture and used both cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Turned out well and family liked it!

Mine was delicious! Instead of canned I used two fresh tomatoes (from my dad's garden) and two fresh Serrano chiles. I added a can of corn as someone suggested and used shredded roasted chicken....

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