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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!
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One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Loaded with flavors and texture, this is a delicious and easy one pot meal that everyone will love!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 453

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 Facts
One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 290mg12%
Potassium 587mg17%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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