Chicken orzo bursting with Italian seasonings and vegges bathed in a creamy Parmesan tomato sauce on your table in just over 30 minutes and all made in one pot!
Chicken Orzo Recipe
This Chicken Orzo recipe is one of those meals you crave long after your last bite. Even though it is an easy one pot meal, it ranks right up there with my Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, Italian Meatball Skillet, and Tortellini Al Forno which require a few more steps.
Creamy Parmesan tomato bathed orzo, juicy chicken, tender crisp vegetables and more freshly grated Parmesan. I’m so in love.
And don’ t you just love it when you delectable cravings happen to be easy to make AND easy to clean up? That doesn’t happen often enough for me, except in the case of Slow Cooker Meals (I love you!), so I am extra giddy over this couldn’t-be-any-more-delicious Chicken Orzo recipe!
What does Orzo Pasta taste like?
I have always loved the texture of orzo pasta – to me it tastes like creamy risotto when smothered in sauce like in my Parmesan Meatballs and Orzo and tastes more like a rice when not smothered in sauce like in my Southwest Orzo Salad. For this chicken orzo recipe, we want the risotto effect but without all the time or effort of traditional risotto making it ideal for busy nights.
How to make Chicken Orzo Recipe
I dressed up the orzo pasta by sauteing chicken, onion, carrots, zucchini and red bell peppers in a little pesto then added orzo and a bath of seasoned crushed tomatoes and chicken broth.
After the orzo drinks up the heavenly flavors for just 8-12 minutes, you are left with a creamy tomato sauce that gets delishified with the addition of freshly grated Parmesan. Always a good thing.
Hello Italy. Hello no dishes.
Hello new favorite dinner!
Looking for more easy Italian pasta recipes?
- Cheesy Bolognese Pasta Bake
- Million Dollar Baked Penne
- One Skillet Cheesy Meaty Penne
- Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
- Shrimp Fettuccine
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