Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles

This was quick and delicious. I added about 1/4 c. onion, chopped and about 4 button mushrooms sliced, and my cloves of garlic were fairly large. I actually used crushed red pepper from a packet that I got with a pizza. It gave it the right amount of kick. Any more and it would have been too spicy for the kids. And they didn't even notice they were eating spinach!
Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • grated Parmesan cheese for topping

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the garlic and red pepper 1 minute, until garlic is golden brown. Stir in chicken, season with salt, and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear. Reduce heat to medium, and mix in the parsley and cooked orzo. Place spinach in the skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

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