What a wonderful dinner!

It smell so good in my kitchen!

I love this recipe, with only a few easy steps.

I’ve never cooked orzo pasta or even heard of it up until now.

Well the cooking looks like a risotto’ cooking, add chicken stock one ladle at a time and stir often.

With sun-dried tomatoes, sweet onions and garlic, this dish is amazing! If you like Mediterranean recipes, you will love this meal! As I had no fresh herbs, I added some Italian herbs, so perfect to add some flavors.

The blog Kitchen Nostalgia inspired me for the recipe. I choose white wine to cook.

Ingredients :

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained from oil
  • 1-2 Tablespoons oil from tomatoes
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/3 cup orzo pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 3/4 cup chicken stock, hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt, black pepper
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions :

  1. Cut chicken breast in bite-sized cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Put olive oil and oil that you reserved when drawing tomatoes in a pan or skillet and heat over medium high heat. Fry the chicken until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Saute onion until translucent. Add garlic and fry for a few seconds until garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add orzo and fry about 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Stir in tomato paste, wine, oregano, thyme, lemon zest. Return chicken cubes to the pan. Add sun dried tomatoes.
  6. Cook lower heat, adding chicken stock one ladle at a time and stirring often, until orzo is soft (about 20-25 minutes). Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

Bon appétit!

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6 Comments
  1. Hello Zaza^^
    I love sun-dried tomato and chicken so much!Here in Greece we make a dish like that very often!
    Kisses^^

  2. Beautiful dish packed with flavors. Sun dried tomatoes have such a profound flavor!

  3. This orzo and chicken looks great Zaza! Orzo is my favorite pasta, it make the dish more interesting!

  4. This looks amazing!

  5. Pam

    Sounds delicious!

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