One-Pan Chicken & Orzo Skillet Dinner
Tasty chicken and pasta skillet dinner cooks in one pan and is ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 minutes mins
Cook Time20 minutes mins
Total Time35 minutes mins
Course: Chicken, Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, skillet dinners
Keyword: chicken, orzo
Servings: 2 -4
- 2 skinless chicken breasts medium boneless
- 2 tbs butter
- 2 pouches Swanson Flavor Boost*
- 2 tbsp instant onion flakes
- 2 strips crisp bacon diced (optional)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup orzo
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- pinch curry powder
*You may use 2 cups of very rich chicken stock in place of the Flavor Boost. If you do, omit the water.
Pound chicken breast to about 1/2-inch thickness between 2 sheets of waxed paper with a mallet.
Mix seasoned flour ingredients and dredge each chicken breast with the flour mixture.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Brown chicken breasts well on each side--don't worry if the butter becomes brown butter--it's part of the flavoring process.
Remove chicken and in the same pan, add the uncooked orzo and brown in the remaining butter in the pan. Add the 2 cups of water, the Flavor Boost and dehydrated onion; stir.
Place browned chicken breast on top of orzo mixture. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the diced bacon and broccoli florets. Cover and continue simmering for 10-15 minutes or until water is almost absorbed and broccoli is cooked to crisp-tender (don't let it overcook).
Serves 2 (or 4 with light appetites)
Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1559mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg