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Orzo Garlic Chicken

Source: dinnertonight.tamu.edu

Course: Main Course

Main Ingredient: Chicken

Yield: 4

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 14 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 (8 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 14 cup reduced fat, grated Parmesan cheese for topping

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add orzo pasta, cook fro 8-10 minutes,until all dente, and drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a skilled over medium-high heat, and cook the garlic and red pepper 1 minutes, until garlic is golden brown.
  3. Stir in chicken and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, and mix in the parsley and cooked orzo.
  5. Plain spinach in the skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted.
  6. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Amount Per Serving (4)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 31
  • Sugar: 1
  • Carbohydrate: 23
  • Fat: 11
  • Cholesterol: 85
  • Sodium: 150
  • Fiber: 1
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