Saturday, November 4, 2017

Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms & Orzo #Recipe @PegCochran

I love dinners in a skillet, don't you?  This makes a one pan meal--add a green salad if you like to round it out.  It was very tasty and the tiny bit of cream gave it a decadent mouth feel that was lovely.


4 to 6 chicken thighs (boneless or with bone)
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 oz. sliced mushrooms (cremini, baby bella, etc.)
3 cloves minced garlic
1 cup uncooked orzo
2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup cream
2 cups fresh spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, grated for topping

 Dry chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste.  

Heat olive oil in skillet or dutch oven.  When hot, sear chicken on each side until lightly golden.

Remove chicken to a plate and keep warm.

Reduce heat and add garlic.  Saute for a minute then add orzo and saute for two minutes.

Add mushrooms and saute until golden.

Add chicken stock and cream and place chicken pieces on top.  Cook for approximately 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and orzo has absorbed most of the liquid.

Add spinach and cook until slightly wilted and orzo is tender.

Top with grated Parmesan if desired.

Sear chicken in hot oil
Saute chopped garlic

Saute mushrooms
Saute orzo

Nestle chicken on top
Add spinach


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  1. Yum! And it's pretty, too. I always think orzo is laughing at us--"you thought I was rice, didn't you? Ha, fooled you!"

    1. Yes,if you weren't familiar with orzo you would think it was rice!

  2. That looks yummy! I love every single ingredient, too. I'll try it. Thanks!

    1. It made enough to have a "bonus" meal in the freezer!

  3. What a tasty idea!
    It cooks uncovered?

    1. Libby, I should have put in that you can cover it. It will all cook faster that way!

  4. Oh, that looks delicious, Peg. Love this one-skillet solution for dinner. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! xoxo - Cleo

  5. I love this chicken recipe I will have to try it.

  6. I tried it and it was amazing!