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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

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Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 453 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


  • 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


  1. Season chicken and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  3. Add chicken and brown on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  5. 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.
  6. Stir in orzo pasta; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Add chicken broth and stir to combine.
  8. Arrange prepared chicken over the orzo.
  9. Add tomatoes and spinach on top; season with salt and pepper, and bring mixture to a boil.
  10. 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.
  11. Remove from heat and let stand for several minutes.
  12. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  13. Serve.

Recipe 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.