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Most Delicious Chicken and Orzo Stew Recipe (Family Loves It)

As the cool months roll in, I always go back to easy one-pot dinners that come together quickly. When it turns dark earlier and I’ve just walked in the door from another sports practice, it’s nice to throw all ingredients on a pot and be done with it. This Chicken and Orzo Stew recipe is so comforting and delicious. You’ve got to try it!

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After I made my Ham & Asparagus One Pot Pasta recipe, I had to find some more one-pot ideas. That’s how this Chicken and Orzo Stew came to life. If you’ve never tried a one-pot recipe, you’re missing out. Clean up is a breeze and we always have leftovers – thanks to the bigger portions.

My kids think this recipe is great. It’s not spicy and has a robust chicken broth flavor that soaks into the pasta. Plus, it’s an easy pasta that they can enjoy with a spoon. I’m making this recipe throughout the fall and winter season, because they love it so much. You know when they ask for it again, that you’ve got a real winner of a recipe!

Most Delicious Chicken and Orzo Stew Recipe

I love that it’s hearty with big chunks of chicken and the orzo adds a nice texture without overpowering the dish. My family loves to eat a few bowls and I serve it with a crusty French loaf of bread. It comes together quickly too, so you can get dinner on the table in less than an hour.

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What To Serve With Chicken And Orzo Stew

You really don’t need to serve much with this meal because it’s so hearty. My easy go-to ideas are a simple salad, even bagged from the store, and crusty French bread. You’ve got a complete meal with just those two ideas. Need a matching dessert recipe? My Baked Apple Crisp is nice accompaniment to the stew.

Can You Freeze Chicken And Orzo?

If you’re planning ahead or only cooking for a few people, you can freeze it for later. It re-heats beautifully in a pot. It’ll definitely be a dish that you’ll keep on your dinner rotation because it’s sure to be a family favorite.

What To Buy From The Grocery Store:

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Minced Garlic
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast, cubed
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Chicken broth
  • Oregano
  • Thyme, Salt and Pepper
  • 1 box, 16 oz, Orzo Pasta

How To Make This Chicken and Orzo Stew Recipe

Add oil, garlic and chicken to a large stock pot.

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Heat on medium until chicken is browned.

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Add celery, carrots, broth, spices and orzo and mix well.

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Heat on medium high heat, stirring frequently until boiling. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until carrots and pasta is cooked.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Most Delicious Chicken and Orzo Stew Recipe

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Hearty and warm, thsi Chicken and Orzo Stew recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner on a cold night. It's easy and the family loves it!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 box, 16 oz, Orzo pasta

Instructions

  1. Add oil, garlic and chicken to a large stock pot.
  2. Heat on medium until chicken is browned.
  3. Add celery, carrots, broth, spices and orzo and mix well.
  4. Heat on medium high heat, stirring frequently until boiling. Cover and reduce heat to simmer.
  5. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until carrots and pasta is cooked.

Notes

  • Place any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1365mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 31g

**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual vales may vary.

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