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Cheesy Chicken Orzo

A tasty dish made with chicken, cheddar cheese and orzo.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 381 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces 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.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 11 

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Orzo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 244mg10%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.