Creamy Boursin® Orzo with Chicken and Mushrooms


This is a fast one-pot meal with chicken, mushrooms, and Boursin® that my kids love. You could also omit the chicken or substitute other vegetables.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and diced

  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt

  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta

  • 2 cups chicken broth, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (5.2 ounce) package garlic and herb cheese spread (such as Boursin®)

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, or to taste


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with seasoning salt and add to skillet; saute until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate.

  2. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add mushrooms and saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove mushrooms to a plate.

  3. Place onion in the skillet and saute until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add uncooked orzo; cook and stir until toasted and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add 2 cups chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Mix well, reduce heat to medium-low, and bring to a simmer. Cook until orzo is tender, 8 to 10 minutes, adding more chicken broth if needed.

  4. Reduce heat to low and stir in garlic and herb cheese spread until completely melted. Add chicken and mushrooms and mix until well combined. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
21g Fat
31g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 1337mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.