Chicken Orzo Skillet Recipe

It's been a little while since I've had a new recipe for you, but this one is a big time winner!
Thank you, Pinterest (as usual)!
The best part of this dish is that it is a one-skillet meal. Only one thing to clean up when you're done cooking!

Chicken Orzo Skillet Meal
Serves 4
What You Need:
Imagine the chicken breasts are in this picture
-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2inch strips
-1 can navy or white northern beans (I used white northern), drained and rinsed
-garlic powder
-1 T. olive oil
-1/2 tsp minced garlic
-1 small onion
-1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 
-4 cups fresh chopped spinach (I used a little less than a bag of baby spinach)
-1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
-1 tsp Italian seasoning
-1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (if desired; it didn't add any heat, just flavor)
-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (or more if desired)

What You Do:
1.In a large skillet (one that has sides and comes with a lid), add the olive oil and saute the chicken until it's no longer pink (it will cook throughout the whole time, so don't worry). 

2. Add in the can of drained beans and the minced garlic. Sprinkle the whole thing with garlic powder. Cook another minute or two.

3. Add in the tomatoes, chicken broth, chopped spinach, onion, orzo, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes. Mix it all together and then cover with a lid and let simmer for about 20 minutes, until the orzo is cooked and tender and the liquid is basically absorbed. Ours took about 23 minutes and still had a little bit of liquid, but it was fine (and probably helped it not get dry for leftovers)

4. Spoon it out and top it with Parmesan cheese (if desired....I ALWAYS put Parmesan cheese because I'm a cheese fiend). And then enjoy how yummy, flavorful and filling this meal is. 

Also, according to the original website, 1 1/4 cups of this is only 339 calories! Boom! Healthy!
Let me know if you try it how you like it!


  1. boom! looks ok.
    jk. looks good!

  2. Yummy, that looks pretty good.

    maybe I'll add it to the rotation....without the orzo :)!

  3. I feel like I need to make a Pinterest board dedicated to you because you post such amazing recipes!!

  4. I've actually never had orzo. Is it more like pasta or rice??

    1. It looks like rice, but it is a pasta


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