Orzo With Chicken, Spinach, Feta, and Tomatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 373.0
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
  • Sodium: 944.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 64.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 16.5 g

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Greek inspired recipe Greek inspired recipe
Number of Servings: 6


    4 cups of chicken broth
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 onion, diced
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    juice of 1 lemon
    1 can of diced tomatoes with juice
    1 lb box of orzo
    1lb of chicken cubed into about 1 inch pieces
    8 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped (I normally just use a big bag of spinach)
    1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


Pour the olive oil in to a large skillet or small dutch oven over medium heat.

Add onion and saute until translucent.

Add the can of tomatoes, broth, lemon juice and oregano. Bring to a boil.

Add the orzo and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the chicken and cook for an additional 6 minutes or until the chicken and pasta are cooked.

Add the spinach and stir until just wilted.

Place in bowls and garnish with the feta cheese.

Serves 6.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMSTOVALL.

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  • Incredible!
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    Made this last night and looooved it. I used some pre-cooked chicken from the store and threw it in when the orzo was almost done. The flavor combinations are delicious. - 1/6/10

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  • Loved this! I'll definitely be making it again. I cut the recipe in half and used 1 fresh roma tomato instead of the canned. It turned out great! - 11/11/13

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  • Wonderful! It just made soooo much that my boyfriend and I will have to throw part of it out. Next time I will half the recipe. - 7/13/11

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  • Very good I enjoyed this but I added cut up fresh cucumber diced after dish was done it added a nice fresh crunch . I wished the tomatoes were freshly cut too but dish was a nice base to work with - 7/9/11

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  • This is fantastic!!! My boyfriend (who is rather picky) absolutely loved it. I was suprised how much he liked the feta cheese (a favorite of mine) Great Recipe! Easy and DELICIOUS! - 2/14/11

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  • This dish was really good on a cold, snowy night. I made it per the directions .... except for browning the chicken with the onion as others have suggested and using low fat feta. Yum! Its a very pretty dish, too. - 1/11/11

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  • You can't beat the flavor combo of feta, tomatoes and spinach! Yum! - 1/10/11

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  • Very easy and tasty. Generous servings and very filling. - 10/27/10

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  • I loved it gave it a 5 rating. DH he gave it a one (to me) Good thing he doesnt get to vote on SPARK. - 10/24/10

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  • really good...used rotisserie chicken breast meat and half the orzo which cut down on calories...would have loved more cheese but would know that would add too many calories...gonna add garlic next time. - 9/13/10

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  • This was fantastic! The serving size is about 1 1/2 cups per serving, which is very generous. My hubby and I loved it! Will definitely make again! - 8/11/10

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  • I liked this recipe, but it wasn't a big hit for my husband and son. My husband doesn't like feta or lemon, and my son didn't like the texture of the noodles or the spinach. - 7/11/10

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  • Very generous serving size. Delicious! - 6/23/10

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  • I did add - I threw in a tb of minced garlic with the onion, basil and marjoram, fresh ground pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper. Used 1/2lb chicken leftover from cooking a whole chicken the night before, and added in 1 cup sauteed baby portabella mushrooms to substitute the rest of the chicken. - 5/17/10

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  • We had this tonight for dinner, it was very good and it will be lunch for tomorrow. - 5/12/10

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  • Very versatile - 5/12/10

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  • This was really good & quick. I sauteed the chicken w/the onion & then brought the broth to a boil before adding the orzo. A whole bag of spinach was perfect amt. After cooking the orzo for 8 minutes, I took it off the heat & added the spinach. Sit covered for 5 minutes and stirred in feta. - 4/11/10

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  • Use 3 tsp of lemon juice - add galic with onion - use petite diced tomoatoes - maybe try with shrimp - - 3/14/10

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  • This simple recipe was suprisingly tasty. The contents were sticking to the bottom of the pot by the time the chicken was ready, though. I suggest cooking the chicken first. I might add fennel next time. - 2/14/10

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  • This was fantastic! I made the mistake of adding salt to the dish before garnishing with feta, which made it very salty (totally my fault). Other than that, it was a great meal and definitely something I'd make again. - 2/2/10

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  • My kids even loved this! I added artichoke hearts to it as well! Delicious! - 1/14/10

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  • This was VERY good! I tweaked it a bit by only using one teaspoon of olive oil and some cooking spray. I also used lower fat Feta cheese, and it was good! I also cooked the chicken before adding it to the pot. I always worry about chicken not cooking enough. This was tasty and very filling! - 1/14/10

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  • I don't usually comment on recipes but this was absolutely fabulous! I LOVED it. Will definitely make this again (and again and again :) ) - 1/12/10

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  • It was good and easy to make. But I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be soup like or if the chicken broth was supposed to be cooked down. - 12/31/09

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  • LOVED it! It's really filling, and the feta cheese adds a lot of flavor. I used whole wheat orzo. Thanks for the recipe :) I'll be making this again. - 12/17/09

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  • This was really good and very easy to make! - 12/16/09

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  • This is very flavorful and actually got me to eat tomatoes and spinach! I used petite diced tomatoes and baby spinach and it was very tasty! - 12/3/09

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