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This one-pot creamy chicken with zucchini is comfort food at its best. Here, we take advantage of fresh summer zucchini, which lightens up the dish. This easy dinner is made all in one pot on the stovetop, so you can give your oven a rest on a warm day and enjoy an easy cleanup.

EatingWell.com, July 2022


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Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins

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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add orzo and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is absorbed, about 30 seconds. Stir in 2 cups water and 1 cup broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is almost tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Add zucchini and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the zucchini is tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, cream cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan, parsley, tarragon (or dill), pepper, salt and the remaining 1/2 cup broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until creamy and hot, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

1 3/4 cups
542 calories; protein 38g; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 10g; sugars 3g; fat 20g; saturated fat 9g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 110mg; vitamin a iu 902IU; vitamin b3 niacin 10mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 19mg; vitamin d iu 3IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 36mg; vitamin k 69mg; sodium 649mg; calcium 156mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 49mg; phosphorus 358mg; potassium 640mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 15mg; selenium 39mcg.