Garlic Chicken with Orzo – A One Skillet Dinner

Garlic Chicken with Orzo is a quick and easy dinner, made all in one skillet, and ready in 30 minutes. Moist chicken is combined with garlic, onion, tomatoes, spinach and orzo to give you a well rounded meal with little cleanup. Believe me, this is one meal everyone will be asking for seconds.

Garlic Chicken with Orzo | 2 Cookin Mamas Garlic Chicken with Orzo is a quick and easy dinner, made all in one skillet, and ready in 30 minutes. Moist chicken is combined with garlic, onion, tomatoes, spinach and orzo to give you a well rounded meal with little cleanup. Believe me, this is one meal everyone will be asking for seconds. #chickenbreasts #dinnerrecipe #chicken #orzo #oneskilletdinner #quickandeasyrecipe #recipe

Days are getting warmer here in South Florida (don’t hate me).  I know, I know, there is snow in most other places, but this meal is not only a comfort food for that wintery weather but also a quick in and out of the kitchen for us already experiencing summer temps.

Garlic Chicken with Orzo dinner | 2 Cookin Mamas

Today was one of those days I had planned to make my Stuffed Chicken with Guacamole but never got around to making it. So with limited time, I had to think of something else to do with all the thawed chicken breasts. While perusing the internet, I found this easy chicken skillet meal on the All Recipes site and adapted it to fit our type of meal. I wanted a meal that would not be too heavy on the carbs, give us our servings of vegetables, and add a little spicy kick to the dish.

Garlic Chicken with Orzo prep 1 | 2 Cookin Mamas

I love the simplicity of the dish and, except for the orzo which can be made ahead of time, it only dirties one skillet. Hallelujah!

How to make Garlic Chicken with Orzo

Garlic Chicken with Orzo prep 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Start with browning the onion, garlic and red pepper flakes then add the chicken, tomatoes and parsley. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Garlic Chicken with Orzo adding spinach | 2 Cookin Mamas

Continue to simmer and add spinach until wilted then stir in cooked orzo and Parmesan cheese.

Garlic Chicken with Orzo adding orzo and cheese | 2 Cookin Mamas

Done and done!

Garlic Chicken with Orzo ready to serve | 2 Cookin Mamas

Just look at all that deliciousness in one bite!

Garlic Chicken with Orzo spoonful | 2 Cookin Mamas

Enjoy!

GARLIC CHICKEN with ORZO - A ONE SKILLET DINNER
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Garlic Chicken with Orzo is a quick and easy dinner, made all in one skillet, and ready in 30 minutes. Moist chicken is combined with garlic, onion, tomatoes, spinach and orzo to give you a well rounded meal with little cleanup. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: chicken with orzo, garlic chicken, one skillet dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped or 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated + additional for garnish
Directions
  1. Cook orzo to al dente stage according to package directions. Drain and reserve. (Cook while preparing remainder of meal)

  2. Heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. 
  3. Saute onion for about 5 minutes or until soft & translucent. 
  4. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook another 1 minute.
  5. Season chicken with salt & pepper and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. 
  6. Add to skillet and cook about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and add tomatoes and parsley and cook 5 minutes. 
  8. Add spinach and cook just until wilted, about 1 minute. Add orzo and cheese and cook until cheese is melted.
  9. Add orzo and cheese and cook until cheese is melted (about 1 minute).

  10. Serve with additional Parmesan on the side.
Nutrition Facts
GARLIC CHICKEN with ORZO - A ONE SKILLET DINNER
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 938mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 57.7%
Vitamin C 36.2%
Calcium 16.3%
Iron 12.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Garlic Chicken with Orzo is a quick and easy dinner, made all in one skillet, and ready in 30 minutes. Moist chicken is combined with garlic, onion, tomatoes, spinach and orzo to give you a well rounded meal with little cleanup. Believe me, this is one meal everyone will be asking for seconds. #chickenbreasts #dinnerrecipe #chicken #orzo #oneskilletdinner #quickandeasyrecipe #recipe

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