Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

March/April 2008

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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.

"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...
Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

40 Reviews for Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

Disappointing Dish

This dish was a big disappointment. I made it exactly as specified and it had no flavor. Adding a bunch of salt and pepper to my portion did not help at all. I will definitely not make this again!

looks pretty
Chicken in 10 Minutes?

I don't know what kind of chicken can be cooked through in 3-5 minutes per side . . . doubled the cooking time. The tomato sauce was a bit watery as well. This is what I would do next time: Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan, add sauce to pan. Return chicken to pan and braise for 25 minutes. Remove chicken, add in other ingredients, serve. This would combat the watery sauce and the undercooked chicken.

Simple, Flavorful

I cut a few corners to make this easier by using rotisserie chicken and just adding everything together at once instead of all the layering. I think next time I will use a more substantial pasta as the orzo got a little mushy in the reheating.


I cut the recipe in half, used 3 oz of Orzo for the two of us, and used a 6 oz. can of tomato sauce, 1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes, 1 plum tomato, used balsamic vinegar for the red wine vinegar, and added 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning (the sugar levels from using all sun dried tomatoes was not condusive to our low-sugar diet). This was absolutely fabulous!! Very delicious; my husband and I loved it & will make it again!!!

Healthy, REALLY tasty!
Lower carb adjustment

This sounded really yummy, but I don't eat pasta, so I dropped the orzo and artichoke hearts and mixed the sauce with spagetti squash instead, then topped it with the chicken and sauce. Everyone seemed to really like this lower carb alternative.


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