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Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo

Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4
Loaded with chicken, orzo and vegetables, this is a one-dish dinner that's sure to impress.
Updated December 22, 2009
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
700mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
5g
Protein
40g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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