Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo

Loaded with chicken, orzo and vegetables, this is a one-dish dinner that's sure to impress.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/3
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (8 oz)
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup water
3
plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut into quarters, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
2
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into quarters, then cut crosswise into slices (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (1 oz)
Sliced ripe olives, if desired

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook about 10 minutes, turning once, until brown. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.
  • 2 In same skillet, mix garlic, pasta, broth and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese and olives. Add chicken. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 5 minutes, stirring once, until bell pepper is crisp-tender and pasta is tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle with feta cheese and olives.

Expert Tips

Complete this meal with warmed purchased focaccia bread and fresh pears or clusters of red grapes.

If your family prefers, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over this skillet instead of using feta cheese, and omit the olives.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
920mg
920%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.