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A simple and delicious one skillet chicken and orzo pasta dish for two. The ideal weeknight supper. You can have this on the table in less than 45 minutes.

Chicken Orzo in One Pan

Heavenly Home Cooking
A simple and delicious one skillet chicken and orzo pasta dish for two. The ideal weeknight supper. You can have this on the table in less than 45 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 391 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup orzo pasta
  • 2 6-8 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed and pounded if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth plus extra as needed
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Toast orzo in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer to bowl.
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tsp oil in now-empty skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Brown chicken lightly 3-4 minutes per side; transfer to plate.
  • Add remaining 2 tsp oil, garlic, and oregano to now-empty skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth and toasted orzo.
    Tuck browned chicken into orzo, add any accumulated juices, and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until internal temperature of chicken registers 160°F (71°C), about 10 to 12 minutes. Turn chicken over halfway through cooking. Transfer chicken to serving platter, and tent loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm.
    Continue to cook orzo until al dente and creamy, 2 to 5 minutes, stirring in additional broth, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed to thin consistency. Stir in spinach, 1 handful at a time, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in feta and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chicken with orzo.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 391kcal (20%)Carbohydrates: 47g (16%)Protein: 15g (30%)Fat: 16g (25%)Saturated Fat: 7g (44%)Cholesterol: 34mg (11%)Sodium: 579mg (25%)Potassium: 507mg (14%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 5784IU (116%)Vitamin C: 20mg (24%)Calcium: 272mg (27%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 2 people
Keyword small batch
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