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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 478.8
  • Total Fat: 12.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 90.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,048.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 42.0 g

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Greek Chicken and Spinach Orzo

Submitted by: MOM2WILDBOYS

Introduction

This is derived from/inspired by a recipe I found on allrecipes. I increased the amount of spinach and added the olives, sun dried tomatoes, and feta. This is derived from/inspired by a recipe I found on allrecipes. I increased the amount of spinach and added the olives, sun dried tomatoes, and feta.
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless Chicken Breast, cut
    into bite-sized pieces
    2 T Olive Oil
    1 tsp unsalted butter
    1 1/2 cup uncooked orzo
    4 cups Chicken Broth 99% Fat Free
    1 bag baby spinach, rinsed
    5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
    12 Kalamata Olives, chopped
    4 sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped
    1 oz feta cheese, crumbled
    Juice of one lemon

Directions

Cook orzo in chicken broth until just done (don't overcook!) Drain orzo and RESERVE any broth that remains.

Meanwhile, saute chicken in 1 T olive oil and 1 tsp of butter (might need to do this in two batches.) Remove chicken from pan. Add remaining T olive oil and the garlic . Saute briefly, then add the bag of baby spinach and saute for a few more minutes. Remove spinach from pan; return chicken and add chopped olives, chopped sundried tomatoes, lemon juice, and reserved chicken broth. I also returned the liquid from the spinach to the pan. The starch from the orzo will help to thicken the small amount of sauce. If you want it saucier, add some more chicken broth (but you might need to add additional thickener.)

To serve, first put orzo onto the plate, portion spinach over the orzo, and then spoon chicken mixture over the spinach. Sprinkle feta on top just before serving. You can just mix it all together if you like, but it looks pretty this way and allows you to adjust the amount of spinach on each serving to individual preferences.

Calculated to yield 5 servings, with about a cup of cooked orzo per serving and the other ingredients divvied up evenly.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOM2WILDBOYS.






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