Cozy Chicken and Pesto Orzo
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Cozy Chicken and Pesto Orzo

Cozy Chicken and Pesto Orzo

with Spinach and Peas

This drool-worthy orzo dish is creamy and luscious without being too heavy! It's made even more enticing with a hit of fragrant basil pesto bringing herbaceous goodness and green veggies adding some balance. A zesty-garlic seasoned chicken breast is perfect to top it all off.

Tags:
Spicy
Allergens:
Sulphites
Wheat
Milk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking Time6 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

serving amount

2 unit(s)

Chicken Breasts

1 tbsp

Zesty Garlic Blend

(Contains Sulphites)

170 g

Orzo

(Contains Wheat)

56 g

Baby Spinach

¼ cup

Basil Pesto

(Contains Milk May contain Sulphites, Tree nuts, Soy)

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese, shredded

(Contains Milk)

1 unit(s)

Garlic, cloves

56 g

Green Peas

Not included in your delivery

½ tbsp

Oil*

1 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

(Contains Milk)

0.13 tsp

Salt*

0.13 tsp

Pepper*

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Nutrition Values

Calories770 kcal
Fat27 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate74 g
Sugar4 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein56 g
Cholesterol145 mg
Sodium870 mg
Trans Fat0.5 g
Potassium1100 mg
Calcium200 mg
Iron5 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.

Utensils

Parchment Paper
Baking Sheet
Large Non-Stick Pan
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cups

Instructions

Cook chicken
1
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • While the pan heats, pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt, pepper and half the Zesty Garlic Blend.
  • When the pan is hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then chicken. Sear until golden-brown, 1-2 min per side.
  • Remove the pan from heat, then transfer chicken to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Roast in the top of the oven until cooked through, 10-12 min.**
Prep
2
  • Meanwhile, peel, then mince or grate garlic.


Start  orzo
3
  • Reheat the same pan (from step 1) over medium.
  • When hot, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then swirl the pan until melted.
  • Add orzo, garlic and remaining Zesty Garlic Blend. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 sec.
  • Add 2 1/4 cups (4 cups) water, then season with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil over high.
Cook orzo and peas
4
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until orzo is halfway done, 7-8 min.
  • Stir in peas.
  • Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until orzo is tender and creamy, 7-9 min. (TIP: If liquid reduces too much, add more water, 1/4 cup at a time.)
Finish orzo
5
  • When orzo is tender, add spinach and three-quarters of the Parmesan.
  • Cook, stirring often, until spinach wilts and Parmesan melts, 1 min.
  • Remove the pan from heat.
  • Stir in 3 tbsp (6 tbsp) pesto, then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in any remaining pesto, if desired.
Finish and serve
6
  • Thinly slice chicken.
  • Divide orzo between plates. Top with chicken.
  • Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
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