This is an quick and easy one-pot recipe that highlights the orzo.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the orzo in a small bowl. Pour enough beer into the bowl to cover the orzo; set the remaining beer aside.

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  • Heat the oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Drain the fat from the skillet and lower heat to medium. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onions are translucent.

  • Pour in the orzo mixture, the rest of the beer, chicken broth, tomato sauce, pimentos, and turmeric; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the peas; simmer another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; 11.2 g total fat; 78 mg cholesterol; 424 mg sodium. 35 g carbohydrates; 28.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2008
I used beef instead of chicken and broccoli instead of peas and roasted bell peppers instead of pimentos and it came out good. Very versitile recipe to use what you have on hand! Thanks! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2009
I would not recommend this recipe as is. The ratio of orzo to liquid is not right. I had to drain half of the liquid because it was very soupy. I would recommend reducing the amount of beer and/or broth and doubling the amount of orzo. Also it does not specify what type of beer to use. We used a hoppy amber ale and the result was not as palatable as it could have been. Once I adjusted the recipe the overall result was pretty tasty. Read More
(6)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2008
I used beef instead of chicken and broccoli instead of peas and roasted bell peppers instead of pimentos and it came out good. Very versitile recipe to use what you have on hand! Thanks! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2008
I used beef instead of chicken and broccoli instead of peas and roasted bell peppers instead of pimentos and it came out good. Very versitile recipe to use what you have on hand! Thanks! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2012
My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it 2-It's okay 3-Liked it 4-Loved it 5-Can't get enough of it. I wasn't sure what to expect with this receipe. I followed exactly except for the pimentos (used red pepper instead). The first few bites were a bit of a surprise but I ended up wanting more when I finished. Needs to be cooked longer than directed - until the liquid reduces - and is delicious the next day. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2009
I would not recommend this recipe as is. The ratio of orzo to liquid is not right. I had to drain half of the liquid because it was very soupy. I would recommend reducing the amount of beer and/or broth and doubling the amount of orzo. Also it does not specify what type of beer to use. We used a hoppy amber ale and the result was not as palatable as it could have been. Once I adjusted the recipe the overall result was pretty tasty. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2009
Really not good. Really really. In an attempt to save the pan of food I strained it and rinsed it completely. Added some black beans and served it on corn taco shells. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2011
I was so excited when I saw "beer orzo and chicken" because they are 3 of my husband's favorite things and thought it would be a perfect dinner. It turned out terribly...the sauce was especially strange and did not taste good. I don't know if it would be better with a different beer but I don't even want to try because I was not impressed at all by this meal and I've been cooking for a long time. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2009
Really bitter weird sloppy consistency not sure what could save this. I went with it in the first place because it was the "chicken recipe of the day" but I guess that doesn't mean All Recipes vets it first. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
06/06/2011
Sure it's easy and it's a one-pot recipe but it was really bitter. I made it with a pumpkin ale after reading some of the reviews saying it was bitter and my husband and I couldn't even finish what was on our plates. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
06/07/2011
Both my husband and I found this dish completely unpalatable (I type this review as I am about to leave to go get fast food). The only thing I did different was used fresh bell peppers instead of pimentos. I really don't think the use of pimentos would have changed the outcome of this dish. Please save your ingredients!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2011
Found this to be simple and fairly tasty - though the turmeric is a bit out of balance. This would be why some found it bitter and unpalatable of course turmeric is one of those tastes you like or hate. I was worried it would be soupy but a little extra time in the pan fixed that. Can't wait to try the beef and broccoli variation noted earlier. Read More
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