Spicy Chicken and Orzo Skillet

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

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups))
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 530mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 52g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 42g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.