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Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner by

Source: Cooking Light


1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
8 cups water
12 oz uncooked orzo
2 cups chopped tomato (about 2 medium)
2 teaspoons no-salt added tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups baby spinach leaves
3 oz feta cheese, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)


1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Saute 6 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
2. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add orzo; cook 8 minutes or until orzo is al denta. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
3. Add reserved cooking liquid, chopped tomato, tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and peppers to skillet; cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add chicken, pasta, and 3 cups spinach leaves, stirring until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese.

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 2 cups

Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories 486
Fat 7.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 641 mg
Carbohydrates 62.6
Fiber 4.5 g
Protein 39.8 g

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