This Chicken and Orzo Recipe made more than I had anticipated. I made one 13×9 pan for tonight and a smaller pan to freeze for later.
Chicken and Orzo Recipe
- 3 chicken breasts
- 30 ozs chicken broth (can be broth or water/chicken bouillon)
- 2 c. spinach, chopped
- Cauliflower rice, 2 c. (I buy it frozen and thaw it)
- 28 oz. diced tomatoes
- 2 c. orzo, uncooked
- Minced onion
- 2 c. cheddar (reserve some for the top)
- 1 can cream of chicken
- 2 packets of Italian dressing mix
Cook the chicken and then cut it up. Mix everything in a giant bowl. Place in a 13×9 greased dish. This amount made that 13×9 and an 11×8 pan. Sprinkle reserved cheese on top. Bake at 350, uncovered, for about 40 minutes.
I didn’t have many children here; only 5 kids ate here. We were able to eat the entire smaller dish. The 13×9 dish I wrapped and froze for next week!
You can substitute Ranch packets instead of Italian packets. Also, taco seasoning can be used as a substitute, and maybe add a can of corn to that and make it Mexican-flavored. This chicken and orzo recipe was delicious. It is one I will make again because I can sneak so much goodness into it without my family thinking I’m killing them.