Garlic Chicken and Spinach with Orzo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 503.7
  • Total Fat: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 102.7 mg
  • Sodium: 848.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 55.0 g

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Chicken sauteed in garlic and red pepper and tossed with cooked orzo and fresh spinach. Very tasty! Chicken sauteed in garlic and red pepper and tossed with cooked orzo and fresh spinach. Very tasty!
Number of Servings: 4


    1-1/3 cup uncooked orzo pasta
    1 can low sodium chicken broth
    1 cup water
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 tbsp minced garlic
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces
    salt to taste
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    2 cups fresh spinach leaves
    grated Parmesan cheese for topping


1. Add chicken broth and one cup of water to a pot, bring to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, or until orzo absorbs most of the liquid.

2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the garlic and red pepper 1 minute, until garlic is golden brown. Stir in chicken, season with salt, pepper, and paprika, and cook 5 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear. Reduce heat to medium, and mix in the parsley and cooked orzo. Place spinach in the skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JESM81.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Great idea - 2/13/21

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    Saved this recipe awhile ago but just cooked it tonight I shouldn’t have waited so long! Added some onions and bell pepper. Used Tony Chacherie instead of red pepper flakes. Very tasty and versatile as evidenced by other members’ comments. - 11/17/20

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    Very Good
    Turned out good, but was a bit bland. I didn't know how much paprika to add, so I winged it. Also, I added red and yellow peppers and the little tomatoes (cut in half). - 1/24/12

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    this is awesome! - 1/3/12

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    For someone like me who doesn't like to cook, this recipe was easy and came out near perfect. - 5/2/10