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.)
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.
36 Reviews for Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo
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.
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!!!
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!