Chicken and Orzo Skillet
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Tender chicken with a whisper of garlic, delicate orzo cooked in broth with healthy zucchini and tomatoes. On the table in about 30 minutes. Impressive!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 four ounce chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1¾ cups chicken broth OR a14 ounce can
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1½ cups zucchini, diced
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Brush or rub chicken with minced garlic.
  2. Using nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook chicken 2-3 minutes on each side until browned.
  3. Add chicken broth chicken broth and orzo to skillet. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally..
  4. When pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, Stir in tomatoes, zucchini and Italian seasoning. Cook uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes until zucchini is tender. Stir occasionally and break up tomatoes with spoon.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at