Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day Fifty-Nine - Cheesy Chicken Orzo (4.2.14)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 whole chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add chicken pieces to the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat until done; about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  3. Bring a pot of water to boil, and stir in the orzo.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, or until orzo is tender.
  5. Drain.
  6. Put the orzo back in the pot and stir in the cheese, butter, and 1/4 cup milk; add more milk if needed. Continue to stir until smooth and well combined.
  7. Stir in the cooked chicken.
  8. Taste for salt and pepper.
  9. Serve.

Katie: This dish is similar to a chicken, veggie and rice dish that we like, but not the same. The dish tonight was nice and cheesy and used a rice substitute, orzo, that we have had a couple times and I like a lot. There were big chunks of chicken that made every bite have a good balance of meat, orzo and cheese. :)
Potter: This is a recipe we found online when searching for "quick and easy." And it was both of those things. It took maybe half an hour total to prep/cook everything and even better than that, it tasted great. If I had ever heard of orzo in college this would have been another college favorite.