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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 211.9
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.9 mg
  • Sodium: 506.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 25.2 g

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Chicken Orzo

Submitted by: ERICACLAY10
Chicken Orzo

Introduction

This is a real simple and quick recipe. It would be easy to make this your own by changing up the cheese and herbs! This is a real simple and quick recipe. It would be easy to make this your own by changing up the cheese and herbs!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 c. water
    1 can chicken broth
    12 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut bite sized
    1 1/4 c. whole wheat orzo, uncooked
    1 c. frozen peas
    2 oz. Monterey Jack cheese
    salt, pepper, and dried herbs to taste(I use basil and thyme)

Directions

1. Brown chicken in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle on salt, pepper and whatever herbs you like.

2. Add water and broth to pan, bring to a boil and pour in orzro.

3. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until orzo is soft and almost all liquid is absorbed.

4. Remove from heat and mix in peas and cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ERICACLAY10.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT intro to orzo!! thankU soo much, even my 15 y.o. son and his 17 y.o. friend had seconds!
    - 12/2/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to fix. I added onion, garlic and used a little italian seasoning. Leftovers for lunch tomorrow =) - 3/9/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    fantastic - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This stuff is great. Easy to make, and is tasty left over too! - 8/13/09

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  • Love this idea! I kept the chicken breasts whole, and baked them in the oven with cumin, paprika, s&p. Instead of peas, I used corn (personal preference) and I added onions, garlic, and spices to the broth for the cooking process. Roasted some asparagus to go along with it! - 3/27/14

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  • Yummy! Will be making again. - 8/12/13

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  • This is my first time with orzo... its awesome. This dish is super easy and so yummy. I love it. This will be added to my rotation, for sure. - 8/13/12

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  • this was yummy and both my children enjoyed dinner tonight...and it was "healthy" for them as well ;0) - 11/15/11

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  • This was a very good dish! I followed the recipe as printed and found that I wanted more veggies. Next time I'll add some diced carrots to the dish at the same time as the orzo is added. My husband really liked this dish, too. It's a keeper! - 9/21/11

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  • I just made this for dinner and it was fantastic! I followed the recipe to the T. My husband enjoyed it as well! This will definately appear on our dinner schedule weekly. - 3/20/11

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  • Awesome-my whole family loves this meal! - 2/22/11

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  • I don't even like green peas, but they are good in this recipe. I didn't have chicken broth, so I made my own from bouillon cubes and I sub mild cheddar cheese for the monteray. - 7/28/10

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  • Add herbs/spices or it will be bland. - 7/18/10

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  • Very good and very quick and easy to make! - 4/12/10

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  • This recipe was great. even my picky eaters ask for more. - 1/6/10

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  • I absolutely loved this! I put some fat free sour cream on top which made it even better. Thank you for sharing :) - 1/5/10

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  • This was a delicious meal and very quick to make. I added vegetable broth to the meal vs. the chicken broth. I also added some Italian seasoning and rubbed sage to the seasonings as well. Will definitely make this meal again! - 1/3/10

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  • this sounds so good - adding it to my cookbook. - 11/29/09

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  • great taste! I added onions and garlic. Love it will make it again - 11/3/09

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  • This was really good. However, next time I will need to double the recipe. It wasn't enough for my family of four. - 9/6/09

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  • Very Easy, Very Tasty, the Teenagers loved it, a definite keeper! - 8/20/09

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  • I think this was pretty good. I used only an ounce of the cheese and chopped up some onions in it. This recipe is incredibly easy however and I would make it again. - 8/19/09

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  • I love orzo, so this should be a delicious one that even the kids will eat (anything with cheese!) - 8/18/09

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  • Very cheesy and delicious. I will add some chopped onions next time for an extra layer of flavor. We seasoned it with garlic, thyme, basil, and oregano. I will definitely make this one again. - 8/18/09

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  • great tasting - 8/17/09

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