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

39 Reviews for Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

Great without changes

I did not double the sauce or halve the pasta and thought it was great with the sauce lightly applied. Some may consider it dry but this is how I was served pasta in Rome.

A very satifying dish.

Rich and flavorful
Too much marjoram

I made this recipe based on the many positive reviews and as others suggested I doubled the sauce. The dish came out fine but I found that the fresh marjoram I used overpowered all the other flavors. Instead of sprinkling on marjoram at the end, I would substitute for flat-leaf parsley if you have it or leave off all-together. Probably would not make again.

Easy to make

This is so good! I just finished my plate and I want more. I didn't have any artichokes, so I left them out. I can only ever find sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, so I did what a previous reviewer did and used the oil for my cooking. I also took everyone's advice and made extra sauce. I'd previously had a bad Orzo experience, so this time I followed the directions exactly on the box, and it turned out great. It was delicious, especially the zap that the red wine vinegar adds. I can't wait to have more of this!

the vinegar flavor, easy, short cooking time
Not bad, not great

This meal was ok. I substituted spinach for the artichokes, and part-skim mozzarella for the romano. It was a decent, easy to make, weeknight meal. This is a "pantry" dish, for sure. And tho I may make it again, I am in no rush to do so. (If I do make it again tho, it needs more tomatoes because the sauce was just not enough.)

It was just OK for me

It was just ok for me I found that it didn' have much flavor~ but my husband really liked it. I didn't have sun-dried tomatoes so I used drained canned tomatoes which made the sauce a little runny. I also didn't have majoram and used dried rosemary instead. Added lots more garlic as others had noted, also should have doubles the sauce, but didn't.
It also took my chicken longer to cook through than described~ I will do as another poster suggested and put my chicken back into the pan with the orzo and sauce.
That would be my only complaint, the chicken didn't have much flavor on its on.
If I try this again I will get fresh majoram and sundried tomatoes.

pretty easy to make

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