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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chicken Artichoke & Broccoli Orzo Skillet

I never get tired of recipes like this.

Fast to throw together with easy clean up.


It was delicious!

I was going to call it Cheesy  Chicken Artichoke & Broccoli.... but 
I didn't want to give the wrong impression.

It has just enough cheese to pull it all together and add another level of flavor, 
but not enough to add a lot of extra fat and calories.

It was pretty perfect,,,, IMHO.

Linked with Weekend Potluck & Foodie Friday.

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Chicken Artichoke & Broccoli Orzo Skillet

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
Pinch of red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 cup Orzo
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
7.5 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained & rough chop
2 cups broccoli florets
2 oz cream cheese, reduced fat if desired
3 tbsp feta, crumbled
1 cup chicken, cooked and chopped or shredded
Parmesan Cheese, fresh grated

Heat olive oil over med. heat in a large skillet; saute onion and pepper flakes until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic with pinch of salt and pepper, continue to cook 2-3 minutes. Stir in orzo and cook, stirring often another 2-3 minutes.

Add broth, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and broccoli. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook 4-5 minutes. Stir in cream cheese, feta and chicken until cheese is melted and combined. Bring back to a simmer, cover, turn off heat and allow to sit 15 minutes or until orzo is al dente. Serve with fresh grated parmesan cheese.


2 comments:

  1. Andrea,
    I've stocked up on plain and fancy artichoke hearts from Costco (the closest Costco is an hour away from me, but a mere 7 minutes from where my son has sled hockey practice from October through March. This recipe looks terrific. Thanks!

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    1. We sure did enjoy it, Kirsten. Hope you do too :)

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