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Chicken with Vegetable Orzo Pilaf

Orzo is rice-shaped pasta and is found in the dry packaged pasta section of the grocery store.

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Cook Time 
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Servings 
4

Ingredients 

4 (24 ounces) Gold'n Plump® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2” pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions 

Cook chicken on stove-top in a large non-stick skillet according to package directions. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, zucchini, and onion. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onion is just tender. Stir in orzo, thyme, and chicken broth. Place chicken on top of the orzo mixture and bring to a boil over high heat.

Cover; reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes or until orzo is tender. Remove chicken from the skillet. Stir Parmesan cheese into orzo mixture.

Serve chicken with orzo pilaf.

Variations 

Nutritional information may change when substituting your chicken product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw before cooking.

Cuisine 
  • Serving Size
    • Servings 
      4
  • PER SERVING
    • Calories 
      470
    • Calories from Fat 
      20%
    • Total Fat 
      10g
    • Saturated Fat 
      4g
    • Total Carbohydrate 
      42g
    • Protein 
      50g
    • Sugars 
      5g
    • Cholesterol 
      105mg
    • Dietary Fiber 
      4g
    • Sodium 
      980mg
  • DAILY VALUE
    • Vitamin A 
      107%
    • Vitamin C 
      21%
    • Calcium 
      22%
    • Iron 
      18%
  • DIETARY EXCHANGES
    • Starch/Bread 
      2
    • Vegetable 
      2
    • Lean Meat 
      5.5
    • Recipes calling out meat in the Dietary Exchanges category were analyzed with information prior to 2014 updates. Recipes calling out protein were analyzed with the new information after 2014.
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