One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes

One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes – Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot meal that everyone will love!

One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes - Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot meal that everyone will love!

P.S. Even the orzo gets cooked right in the pot!

HEY YA! Happy Sunday! Happy May 15th of 2016! How the heck are ya?

But, now that I said that…  it’s mid May?!? REALLY?! Oh my gosh, that means half the year is almost done?! Daaayum! …that was fast.
Yet, in my head, it’s still 2003, mayyyybe 2005. And I’m still jammin’ to “YEAH!” by Usher as if it just came out! Especially when my outfit’s ridiculAWZ, and I’m in the club lookin’ so conspicuAWZ! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…      

alright. I’ll stop. ✌

One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes - Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot meal that everyone will love!

Wanna talk chicken? AGAIN?
Coo’. Cause that’s all I got for you today.

So, yeah, lookee here! This pot of glory is the one pot wonder known as Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes! IN one pot! Theeee end. Thanks for coming! Buh Bye!

KIDDING! 

In addition to being awesome, delicious and cooked with my favorite of all the flavors, spinach and tomatoes, this one pot chicken deal is making me look all fan-say and it can do the same for you! But you will soon realize that it’s so simple to make and not that fancy at all, but you’ll wanna call me and thank me for it. I kid, I kid! 

One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes - Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot meal that everyone will love!

Let’s focus on the task at hand which is preparing this nyummy food with a glass of Chardonnay next to you. Beer fan? That’s fine, too.

Working off my Mom’s One Pot Oven-Baked Risotto with Lamb Chops Recipe, this pasta chicken fiesta starts with browning a few drumsticks, adding some flavorings, stirring in the orzo pasta, spinach and tomatoes… and bam, we’re almost done! Put a lid on it, let it cook, and some 15 minutes later, there you have it! Din-Din is served!! 

One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes - Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot meal that everyone will love!

Have a terrific Sunday!

ENJOY!

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One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes - Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a super delicious and very easy one pot meal that everyone will love!

One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes

Katerina | Diethood
Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a delicious and easy one pot meal that everyone will love!
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 cups orzo pasta
  • 2-1/2 cups organic low sodium chicken broth (I use Pacific Natural Foods)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 bag (6 to 8 ounces) baby spinach
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese , optional

Instructions
 

  • Season chicken and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add chicken and brown on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Melt butter in skillet; add diced onion and cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes; stir in garlic and continue to cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in orzo pasta; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add chicken broth and stir to combine.
  • Arrange prepared chicken over the orzo.
  • Add tomatoes and spinach on top; season with salt and pepper, and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer; cover and cook until the orzo has completely absorbed the liquid and the chicken is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for several minutes.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.

Notes

Nutritional Information per 1 Serving: 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 453 kcal | Carbohydrates: 43 g | Protein: 27 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 110 mg | Sodium: 290 mg | Potassium: 587 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 615 IU | Vitamin C: 20 mg | Calcium: 130 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg | Net Carbs: 41 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken dinner, chicken meals, easy chicken dishes
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31 comments on “One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes”

  1. I made this tonight and it was really good. I used boneless skinless thighs instead of legs. I didn’t have to deal with bones. I served with garlic bread. We have leftovers for tomorrow YAY!!! Thank you for sharing.

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