Chicken, broccoli, and orzo are simmered in creamy Alfredo sauce for this easy, family-pleasing one-skillet meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
18 mins
total:
28 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook for about 1 minute.

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  • Stir in chicken and saute until the surface of the chicken loses most of its pink color. Add the broccoli; stir to coat. Stir in orzo.

  • Pour in the chicken stock and Ragu® Classic Alfredo Sauce. Stir well. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook until orzo is cooked, about 12 minutes.

  • Turn off heat and uncover. Stir and allow to rest for 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; protein 28.4g 57% DV; carbohydrates 41.2g 13% DV; fat 28.5g 44% DV; cholesterol 124.5mg 42% DV; sodium 903.2mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
This was absolutely amazing! I'll be honest when I added the liquids I started to worry that it was just going to be a soupy mess. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome though! I altered the recipe a bit to better fit my taste buds. When cooking the garlic I also threw in some red pepper flakes to spice it up. I used a 15oz jar of alfredo sauce instead of 24oz and added a handful of grated parmesan. I also used chicken broth instead of chicken stock just because I never have chicken stock in the house. Also be sure to stir!!!!! The orzo will stick to the bottom on the skillet if you are not careful. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
This was absolutely amazing! I'll be honest when I added the liquids I started to worry that it was just going to be a soupy mess. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome though! I altered the recipe a bit to better fit my taste buds. When cooking the garlic I also threw in some red pepper flakes to spice it up. I used a 15oz jar of alfredo sauce instead of 24oz and added a handful of grated parmesan. I also used chicken broth instead of chicken stock just because I never have chicken stock in the house. Also be sure to stir!!!!! The orzo will stick to the bottom on the skillet if you are not careful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2017
So easy and yummy my two preteens even had second helpings. I made my own Alfredo sauce as I had none on hand and needed a splash of pasta water that I had saved from a previous nights pasta boil (my new favorite ingredient in pasta dishes). This will be a new quick dish in my dinner rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2017
I didn't have orzo so I used brown rice. Great recipe easy I am definitely making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2017
This was awesome! I did make a few changes to accommodate what I had on hand... I had a smaller jar of alfredo sauce and didn't have orzo so I used a 375-gram box of penne and added additional liquid. (I used about a half a cup more chicken broth and at least a half a cup of whole milk or maybe a cup... I was just eyeballing and guessing at how much liquid to add). I was keeping my fingers crossed that it wouldn't turn out to be a big gloppy mess... as I've never made a one-pot pasta dish like this with uncooked pasta and it kinda seemed too easy to turn out well. I also adjusted the seasoning to our personal taste by adding about a half teaspoon of salt a teaspoon or so of oregano and a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. I used 4 cloves of garlic since pasta can never have too much garlic and also a yellow pepper that I wanted to use up. Topped with grated parmesan and MMMMMMM... SO GOOD! Family of 4 loved it and there was enough left over for lunches the next day. Will definitely be adding this to the regular roster!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2016
This is literally one of my favorite recipes! No changes needed -- I just use light Alfredo sauce. It's very tasty (ESP if you marinate or season the chicken with your favorite seasoning) filling and my boyfriend loves it. Also works great as leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2017
YUMMY! It's a rainy spring night & this is delicious! Creamy great textures & satisfying. I'm sitting here with a big old bowl of it eating it with a spoon. It's that good. I did have to cook it appropriately 5 minutes longer- could be my range could be the skillet I chose. Nevertheless it's a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2016
Fabulous recipe just as is!! Thank you for the great recipe This recipe is so versatile a person can add almost anything they want to ( olives celery green pepper- all kinds of interesting veggies) or it is a home run as is Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2016
It was really good! The only thing I did differently was add more seasoning. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2019
We ate it first without the broccoli - all of my kids liked it - I added spinach instead of broccoli because I did not have any. I will definitely make it again and try it with the broccoli Read More