Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How to make one pan chicken and orzo dinner

chicken and orzo recipe

I love cooking, but sometimes, like most people, I’m short on time.  So instead of heading for a carry out for dinner, I enjoy this quick and easy one-pan dinner of Chicken and Orzo. I put all the ingredients together in one pan so the clean up is a breeze.

And bonus!  The Chicken and Orzo dinner is delicious and healthy!  I always buy chicken tenders, which usually come already in strips and are perfect for making the one pan Chicken and Orzo. 

Leftovers heat up great and make a super lunch the next day too!

Chicken and Orzo one pan dinner


1 can 14.5 ounces chicken broth
One cup uncooked orzo
Tbsp. olive oil
Chicken tenders, about 1 lb. cut into 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic finely chopped
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1-cup zucchini cut into ½” pieces
½ tsp. red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese


Heat a tbsp. olive oil in a large deep pan.  Add the chicken, garlic, and mushrooms.  Cook on medium heat till browned stirring often.  (About 6-10 minutes.)

Next, add the uncooked pasta and broth.  Heat to boiling, then cover and lower the heat to medium.  Cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently till pasta is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Now stir in tomatoes, zucchini, and Italian seasoning and cook about 5 more minutes.  Finish by adding the red pepper flakes and top with Parmesan cheese.

Serve with a salad on the side for a complete and healthy family meal!

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  1. I have never heard of Orzo Crystal but that looks delicious. It sounds easy so it is definately a Recipe I will try. Marion x

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! Hope you do try this recipe, orzo is a very versatile pasta

  2. My mouth is watering Crystal!! Thanks for the recipe!! Big Hugs!


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