Spicy Chicken and Orzo Skillet

Ground cumin, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes fabulously flavor every bite of this zesty chicken and pasta supper.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin bite-size strips
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, quartered lengthwise
1
small onion, cut into thin wedges
3/4
cup uncooked rosamarina or orzo pasta (5 1/2 oz)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2
cup water
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32 oz carton)
2
cups fresh spinach leaves, cut into thin strips

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add carrots and onion; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring once.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining ingredients except spinach. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender.
  • 3 Stir in spinach; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.