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Spicy Chicken and Orzo Skillet

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Spicy Chicken and Orzo Skillet
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Ground cumin, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes fabulously flavor every bite of this zesty chicken and pasta supper.
Updated Dec 26, 2014

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™ chickpeas 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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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

480 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 42g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
820mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
8g
34%
Sugars
3g
Protein
42g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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