One Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo is the epitome of hearty one pot meal meets easy weeknight dinner. Full of chicken, zucchini, peppers, onions, tomatoes and orzo, this skillet supper only takes 30 minutes until it’s on the table.
You won’t believe how quick and easy this skillet supper comes together! This one pot wonder has quickly made its way onto my tried and true busy weeknight supper list. Just add some garlic rolls and a green salad and you’re good to go! Dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
Try with these Easy Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls
You know, I’m not sure how I tricked my kids into being zucchini lovers, it might have started with these chocolate zucchini donuts, but for whatever reason they all eat zucchini without complaints. Lucky me, right?
One Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo starts with a pound of chicken. You can use boneless thighs, chicken breasts, or tenders, but my favorite is chicken breast. First, cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and brown in olive oil.
Next add 3 ½ cups chopped zucchini, 3 ½ cups frozen pepper and onion stir fry blend, one cup of orzo, one can of italian diced tomatoes and one jar of marinara.
Stir it together, cover it and let it simmer on low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
That’s it! A hearty and filling skillet dinner full of chicken and veggies, so you can feel good about what’s going into your tummies. And just one pan to wash afterwards and we all know that feels good too!
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup orzo
- 3 1/2 cups frozen pepper and onion stir fry blend
- 3 1/2 cups chopped zucchini, about 2 small or 1 large zucchini
- 1 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
- 1 14.5 ounce canned Italian style tomatoes
- Heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat in a 5 quart or larger pan. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and brown in the olive oil.
- Add the chopped zucchini, pepper and onion blend, canned tomatoes, orzo and marinara sauce to the chicken. Stir to combine and cover. Simmer on low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.