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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!
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