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One Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo

by Amy D

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. 

A skillet full of Italian Chicken and Orzo with a wooden spoon and zucchini and tomatoes in the background.

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

Super easy and delicious these pull apart garlic rolls have soft garlic buttery bite-sized pieces on the inside, surrounded by crisp edges on the outside. Bonus! They're ready in just 20 minutes! Recipe on www.accidentalhappybaker.com @AHBamy A white bowl full of Italian Chicken and Orzo sits next to a few 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? 

The ingredients you will need to make One Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo
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. 

Browned chicken breast, zucchini, tomatoes, orzo, peppers and onions in a skillet.

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. A skillet full of Italian Chicken and Orzo.

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! 

One Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo

Full of chicken, zucchini, peppers, onions, tomatoes and orzo, this skillet supper only takes 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, pasta, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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