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Orzo and Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Orzo and Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup sun dried tomatoes drained from oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp oil from tomatoes
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/3 cup orzo pasta risoni
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup wine red or white
  • 3 1/2 cup chicken stock warm (hot is even better)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dry thyme
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar optional
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt black pepper
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley optional
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breast in bite-sized cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Put olive oil and oil that you reserved when draining tomatoes in a pan or skillet and heat over medium high heat. Fry the chicken until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Saute onion until translucent. Add garlic and fry for a few seconds until garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add orzo and fry about 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Stir in tomato paste, sun dried tomatoes, wine, oregano, thyme, lemon zest, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Return chicken cubes to the pan.
  6. Cook, adding chicken stock one ladle at a time and stirring often, until orzo is soft. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.