I made this for dinner last night and my husband and I just LOVED it!!! Next time, I will double the amount of sauce and cut the orzo in half. There really was a lot. I doubled the garlic and could have tripled it. I had no artichokes so I omitted them and we didn't miss them. It's such a versatile recipe. I will make this weekly!!!
Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo
From EatingWell: March/April 2008
Sun-dried tomatoes and Romano cheese pack a flavorful punch along with the tantalizing aroma of fresh marjoram in this rustic Italian-inspired dish. Serve with sautéed fresh spinach or steamed broccolini.
39 Reviews for Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo
I thought that this meal was delicious. It was very simple to make and came out wonderful. I used Italian parsley instead of marjoram since my neighborhood store did not carry it, I felt that the taste was still good. It's very filling and the sun dried-tomatoes were my favorite part. I would make this dish again!
My market didn't carry fresh marjoram so I used fresh italian parsley and thyme. My husband is also picky, but commented "I enjoy everything but, not too enthusiastic about the rice." Shows you how much time he spends in the kitchen...too funny!
I usually like marjoram but for some reason it seems a bit much in this recipe. The dish tastes very "perfume-like". I usually only like sun-dried tomatoes in small doses so that was another reason why I don't think I liekd this dish very much. The flavor just seemed off. I added two cloves of garlic instead of one, blended all of the sun-dried tomatoes instead of only 1/4 cup (this may be why it didn't taste right to me). I also added some chicken broth since the tomato mixture was very thick. I don't think I would make this again.
Looks good; can be made vegetarian very easily!!