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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. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keywords chicken with orzo, garlic chicken, one skillet dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 290mg12%
Potassium 938mg27%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 2885IU58%
Vitamin C 29.9mg36%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.