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Weeknight Orzo Dinner

Weeknight Orzo Dinner

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 25

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 1⁄2 cups orzo pasta, uncooked

  • 4cups fat free chicken broth

  • 1teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 -5 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1⁄4-1teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces

  • salt & pepper

  • 1tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach

  • 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

  • 01

    Bring chicken broth to a boil with 1 clove of minced garlic.

  • 02

    Add orzo pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until al dente.

  • 03

    Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the remaining garlic and red pepper about 30 seconds.

  • 04

    Stir in chicken, season with salt & pepper, and cook 5-6 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear.

  • 05

    Reduce heat to medium, and mix in the parsley, spinach, cooked orzo with remaining broth and parmesan. Continue cooking 2-3 minutes, stirring until combined and spinach is wilted.

  • 06

    Serve topped with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

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