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Creamy Orzo and Chicken

"Pan-seared chicken thighs served with creamy orzo pasta, asparagus and herb & garlic cheese."
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45 m servings 449 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 servings, 1/4 recipe (310 g) each)

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  1. Heat 2 tablespoons dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; turn to evenly coat with dressing. Cook 12 minutes, turning after 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining dressing in medium skillet. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onions are crisp-tender. Stir in broth; bring to boil. Add orzo; stir. Simmer covered on medium-low heat 7 minutes Add asparagus; cook on medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until broth is absorbed and asparagus is crisp-tender. Add 1/2 cup cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  3. Top chicken with remaining cheese; cover. Cook 3 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees F / 77 degrees C) and cheese is melted. Serve over orzo mixture.


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  • If you have leftover cooked chicken, you can substitute that for the uncooked chicken. Just prepare recipe as directed, omitting the 2 tablespoons dressing used to cook the chicken and increasing the final cooking time until chicken is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 449 calories; 15.7 g fat; 42.7 g carbohydrates; 34.3 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 298 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Awesome! Added peppers to the orzo asparagus mix as well, delicious

Loved this recipe! I didn't have the cheese mix they asked for however, so I used mozzarella and cream cheese instead. It was excellent!

Great! I had to cook the chicken longer as well but just amazing!

Amazing!! Had to cook the chicken a little bit longer while the orzo was cooking, but my 2 yr old had 2 bowls!!

Made for Sunday supper. Everyone liked it. Kept some orzo plain for Jake & Ty but they both ate chicken. Cooked thighs in a broth for a few hours and then just put in a pan with Sundried Toma...

Amazing !!! Everyone loved it and I made enough for leftover but it was gone before I knew it :) will make this again soon

This was delicious! My husband isn't an asparagus fan but said that this was great! I couldn't find the cheese specified so I just used an Italian blend. The chicken didn't get done so I threw i...

I didn't have the dressing or the cheese (or the asparagus!) so I used vadallia onion dressing and havarti cheese and broccoli. It came out just a tad too sweet but that was the fault of the dre...