One Pot Tuscan Chicken & Orzo
One Pot Tuscan Chicken & Orzo – Tender chicken thighs cooked in a light and creamy Tuscan sauce with fresh spinach and sun dried tomatoes!
Some weeknights are so busy lately with kid activities and homework. One-pot meals are one of my go-to during the week and this Tuscan chicken and orzo was super delicious and of course, simple! I sometimes forget how much I like using Orzo. It’s like pasta rice so it’s perfect for lots of dishes!
Start out by browning the chicken thighs a bit, remove them and pour in some broth and a good splash of white wine and let the liquid lift off all the chicken bits (aka FLAVOR) on the bottom of the pan. Dump in the orzo, nestle the chicken thighs back on top, cover, and let it simmer!
Once the orzo and chicken are cooked through, in goes the spinach, chopped sun dried tomatoes, some half and half, and a generous handful of grated Parmesan. You’ve got a delicious dinner to dig into!
Recipe Tips and Suggestions:
- I like to use boneless chicken thighs, but you can whichever kind you prefer or can find at your store.
- If you’ve got a hungry crowd, I recommend doubling the recipe. A typical pack of thighs has about 5 thighs in it which one person could easily eat 2. This recipe could serve as two people with a bit of leftover or up to 4 depending on how much people in your family/group will eat.
- If you are not into chicken thighs, you can also try this with chicken breasts.
- Not a fan of sun dried tomatoes? Swap them out for diced tomatoes.
- You can also add additional veggies if you’d like, broccoli, mushrooms, or kale would work well.
Serving Size: 1/4th
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 1719mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 51g