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14 INGREDIENTS 8 STEPS 30min

One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Spinach Orzo

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We love a good one-pot meal. When that one-pot meal also has all of the elements of a delicious balanced dinner, we love it even more! That's what this creamy chicken and orzo bring to the table. It’s protein-packed, full of spinach, and surprisingly creamy even without cream, thanks to the starch from the orzo as it cooks and a sprinkle of umami-packed parmesan.
One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Spinach Orzo Recipe | SideChef
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We love a good one-pot meal. When that one-pot meal also has all of the elements of a delicious balanced dinner, we love it even more! That's what this creamy chicken and orzo bring to the table. It’s protein-packed, full of spinach, and surprisingly creamy even without cream, thanks to the starch from the orzo as it cooks and a sprinkle of umami-packed parmesan.
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30min
Total Time
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Ingredients

Servings
4
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2 Tbsp
Olive Oil , divided
1 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
1
Medium Yellow Onion , diced
3 cloves
Garlic , minced
1 cup
Orzo Pasta
2 cups
Chicken Broth
1 cup
2 cups
Fresh Baby Spinach
1/2 cup
plus more for garnish
1
Lemon , juiced
to taste
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
(optional)
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
914
FAT
37.7 g
PROTEIN
72.4 g
CARBS
74.6 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Cut the Chicken (1 lb) into 1-inch pieces. Season with Salt (1/4 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) .
Step 2
In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) and Butter (1 Tbsp) . Once the butter has melted, add the chicken and cook until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes.
Step 3
Turn the heat to high and stir fry the chicken for 2-3 more minutes, until the edges begin to brown and a brown crust is forming on the bottom of the pan. Transfer the chicken to a plate or tray.
Step 4
Return heat to medium. Add the remaining Garlic (3 cloves) and the Yellow Onion (1) and Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) . Stir fry until onions are beginning to soften, around 8-10 more minutes.
Step 5
Add the Orzo Pasta (1 cup) . Stir fry until there is no moisture remaining and the orzo begins to stick to the bottom of the pan.
Step 6
Add Chicken Broth (2 cups) , Milk (1 cup) , and chicken, along with any juice that accumulated on the tray. Turn heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often, until the orzo is tender.
Step 7
Turn off the heat. Stir in the Fresh Baby Spinach (2 cups) , Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) , and Lemon Juice (1) . If it still seems too liquidy, cover the pot and wait 2-3 minutes (the orzo will continue to absorb moisture).
Step 8
Serve warm with more parmesan cheese on top and a pinch of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste) .

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
914
% Daily Value*
Fat
37.7 g
48%
Saturated Fat
14.5 g
72%
Trans Fat
0.2 g
--
Cholesterol
198.5 mg
66%
Carbohydrates
74.6 g
27%
Fiber
13.4 g
48%
Sugars
17.3 g
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Protein
72.4 g
145%
Sodium
1949.8 mg
85%
Vitamin D
0.1 µg
0%
Calcium
608.2 mg
47%
Iron
4.6 mg
26%
Potassium
436.1 mg
9%
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