Rating: 4.5 stars
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Orzo gets cooked risotto-style, using a flavorful stock made with braised chicken and sausage.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken thighs with salt and black pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat in a saucepan. Cook chicken until browned, about 3-4 minutes on each side; remove from pan.

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  • Cook and stir linguica sausage and onion in the same saucepan until the onion is just starting to become translucent, about 3 minutes.

  • Stir in paprika, cumin, herbes de Provence, bay leaf, and parsley; cook spices in oil until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Return browned chicken thighs to the skillet, and pour in chicken stock.

  • Heat to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

  • Remove all chicken pieces and sausage using a slotted spoon. Pour broth into different bowl and set aside. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and bones; set chicken meat and sausage aside.

  • Heat 2 more tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat in saucepan. Add red and green peppers and orzo; stir to coat with hot oil. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of hot broth, 1/2 cup at a time. Cook for 5 minutes, or until most of broth is absorbed.

  • Continue to slowly add remaining broth and stir until almost absorbed, about 15 minutes, or until tender but still slightly firm in the center of a pasta (you probably won't use all of broth). Remove from heat. Add chicken and sausage, stir and cover. Let sit for 5 minutes, or until pasta soaks up remaining broth. You can pour in extra broth at serving time if mixture is a little dry.

Nutrition Facts

739 calories; protein 43.8g; carbohydrates 34.4g; fat 46.9g; cholesterol 135.8mg; sodium 1843.8mg. Full Nutrition
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