Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo Recipe

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo Recipe
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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo Recipe

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Broccoli and rice casserole tops my family's comfort food list, but when we need something fast, this is the stuff. Chicken and veggie orzo cooked on the stovetop speeds everything up. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli with cheese sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat broccoli with cheese sauce according to package directions.
In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, salt and pepper; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain orzo. Stir orzo and broccoli with cheese sauce into skillet; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 359 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 655mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli with cheese sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat broccoli with cheese sauce according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, salt and pepper; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain orzo. Stir orzo and broccoli with cheese sauce into skillet; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015

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TGI User ID: 7365199 267986
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2017

"easy and delicious. Reheated well in microwave with a few drops of water added."

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Kdorfman User ID: 7269420 261257
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"was a good quick meal. added more butter than what it called for"

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