March 09, 2010

March 9: Orzo Chicken Pasta

3 cups strong chicken broth
1 cup water
3 Tbs. parsley
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 cup white wine
1 1/2 cup orzo pasta. (This is rice shaped pasta. You can find it the pasta section of your grocery store. Ronzoni makes a good orzo.)

Combine broth, spices and liquid and bring to a boil. Add orzo and turn to low heat. Cover and cook for 25 minutes.

2 whole chicken breasts, boned and skinned and cut into strips
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup choppped red onion
2 cloves garlic

Saute chicken breasts, onion, and garlic in oil until chicken is cooked through, ten minutes. Keep warm. When pasta is done, add chickent mixture. Mix in fresh herbs:

2 Tbs. fresh parsley
2 Tbs. fresh basil
1 Tbs. fresh oregano

Serve in a large pasta bowl and top with 4-6 Tbs. freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Conversation starter: What one thing would you like to change about yourself? Why?


Jean said...

Sounds yummy. I'm adding orzo to my grocery list.

Have you ever made arroz con pollo using safron rice? Yum!


Mary DeMuth said...

No, but that sounds good. Do share the recipe!

Beth Reinke said...

Thanks Mary! I'm going to make this for dinner tonight. Sounds yummy. :o)