Moroccan Chicken and Orzo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 275.6
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 428.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 24.6 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1.5 cup orzo, uncooked
    3 teaspoons paprika
    2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric or 1 teaspoon saffron threads
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 large clove garlic, minced
    24 ounces chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces (1" or smaller)
    1 tbs vegetable or olive oil
    2 cup chopped onion
    2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    1/2 cup golden raisins
    1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


1) Cook orzo in salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2) While orzo is cooking, get out a medium bowl. Add paprika, cumin, salt, turmeric, cinnamon and garlic, and stir to combine. Add chicken and stir until poultry is entirely coated with mix.

3) In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion. Saute about 4 minutes, until it's a little soft and translucent, stirring occasionally. Add chicken. Brown chicken, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 more minutes. Pour in broth and raisins. Drop heat back to medium and let it cook for 5 minutes.

4) Kill heat. Remove skillet from burner. Pour cooked orzo into skillet. Stir until the whole shebang is thoroughly combined. Top with fresh cilantro and serve
makes 8 one cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOONTOES1.

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