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Chicken Orzo Skillet Recipe

Chicken Orzo Skillet Recipe

"As a busy homemaker with a home-based business, I try to make quick dinners that are healthy for my husband and two young children. I combined two recipes to come up with this family favorite," pens Kathleen Farrell of Rochester, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed

Directions

  • 1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in 2 teaspoons oil for 6-7 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, cook garlic in remaining oil for 1 minute or until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, Italian seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in broccoli and chicken; heat through. Drain orzo; stir into chicken mixture. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 342 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 589 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.