This Chicken and Broccoli Orzo is a super quick 20-minute dinner recipe that's creamy, a little bit cheesy, and totally satisfying.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
8ounces(about 1 ⅓ cup) orzo
2clovesgarlicchopped or minced
¼cupheavy cream, half and half, or milk
½cup(2oz) shredded Parmesan cheeseplus more for topping
2cupswarm cooked chickendiced or shredded*
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil and cook orzo according to package instructions. In the last 3 minutes of cooking time, add broccoli. When timer goes off, use a slotted spoon to remove broccoli and transfer to a plate. Drain the orzo and set aside.
In a large skillet, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add drained pasta, cream, and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in chicken and then gently fold in broccoli.
Serve, top with more Parmesan cheese if desired, and enjoy!
*If you don't have cooked chicken: chop 2 medium raw chicken breasts (about 1 pound) and sprinkle with salt and pepper.While your orzo and broccoli cook, spray your skillet with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Cook diced chicken through completely before adding the butter and garlic and continuing with the rest of the recipe.