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Tomato Orzo with Basil Chicken
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16 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 1HR

Tomato Orzo with Basil Chicken

4.9
9 ratings
Experience the delightful combination of Tomato Orzo and Basil Chicken in this easy-to-make dish. The orzo is cooked to perfection in chicken broth, infused with tomatoes, spices, and seasonings, resulting in a burst of incredible flavors. Pair it with succulent boneless chicken thighs for a well-seasoned ensemble.
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Tina Sawasdee at SideChef
Lead Culinary Producer🍳🎬 Another food lover! Never say no to CHILIES🌶, LIME, SUGAR AND FISH SUACE! Find me on instagram @tangy.tina 📸
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Experience the delightful combination of Tomato Orzo and Basil Chicken in this easy-to-make dish. The orzo is cooked to perfection in chicken broth, infused with tomatoes, spices, and seasonings, resulting in a burst of incredible flavors. Pair it with succulent boneless chicken thighs for a well-seasoned ensemble.
1HR
Total Time
$3.71
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Boneless, Skin-On Chicken Thigh
6
(0.25 lb)
Boneless, Skin-On Chicken Thighs
cleaned and patted dry
Onion Powder
1 tsp
Onion Powder
Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Olive Oil, divided
Cherry Tomato
2 1/4 cups
Cherry Tomatoes
Orzo Pasta
2 2/3 cups
Orzo Pasta
Chicken Broth
7 cups
Chicken Broth
Fresh Basil Leaf
2 sprigs
Fresh Basil Leaves, roughly chopped
plus more for garnish
Garlic
3 cloves
Garlic, minced
Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp
Italian Seasoning
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Lemon
1
Lemon
1 tsp of zest needed
Feta Cheese
3/4 cup
Feta Cheese
Salt
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
769
Fat
26.7 g
Protein
55.3 g
Carbs
76.8 g
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Tina Sawasdee at SideChef
Lead Culinary Producer🍳🎬 Another food lover! Never say no to CHILIES🌶, LIME, SUGAR AND FISH SUACE! Find me on instagram @tangy.tina 📸
https://www.sidechef.com
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step 1
Season the Boneless, Skin-On Chicken Thighs (6) with Dried Basil (1 tsp), Onion Powder (1 tsp), Salt (to taste), and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Use a fork to poke some holes in the meat and use your hand to rub the seasoning around the chicken.
step 2
Heat Unsalted Butter (1 Tbsp) and half of the Olive Oil (1/2 Tbsp) in a pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, place the chicken skin side down. Cook for 7-10 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Then remove from the pan and set aside.
step 3
Heat the same pan with the remaining Olive Oil (1/2 Tbsp) over medium-high heat, add Cherry Tomatoes (2 1/4 cups), and cook for about 5-8 minutes until partially broken down.
step 4
Meanwhile, in the stock pot with boiling Chicken Broth (7 cups), cook the Orzo Pasta (2 2/3 cups) for about 5 minutes, then drain. Reserve some pasta water to use later if needed.
step 5
To the pan with tomatoes, add Fresh Basil Leaves (2 sprigs), Garlic (3 cloves), Italian Seasoning (1/2 tsp), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp), 1 tsp of Lemon (1), Salt (to taste), and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Stir to combine.
step 6
Stir in cooked orzo, bring the chicken back to the pan, and heat up for about 3 minutes.
step 7
Remove from the heat. Garnish with basil. Serve with Feta Cheese (3/4 cup).
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Budget-Friendly
Comfort Food
Chicken
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Popular
Pasta
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