One Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo


Orzo Pasta bursting with Italian Chicken and vegges bathed in a creamy Parmesan tomato sauce on your table in just over 30 minutes and all made in one pot! 

Servings : 4-6 servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 chicken breasts chopped into bite size (approx.1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pesto, divided
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup zucchini, quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon, optional*
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt *
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Garnish (optional)
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat olive oil in a large NONSTICK pan over medium high heat until very hot. Toss chicken with 1 tablespoon pesto and add to pan along with onions, carrots and zucchini. Sauté for three minutes then add red bell pepper, orzo and garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, 2 tablespoons pesto, chicken broth, chicken bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 8-12 minutes, or until vegetables and orzo are tender, stirring every 5 minutes so the orzo doesn’t burn, covering pot after each stir.
  3. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with fresh Parmesan and parsley (optional).

For the recipe notes kindly visit carlsbadcravings.com.

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