Chicken Mushroom Orzo

This one-pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo recipe may look elaborate, but  it comes together in no time using a short list of healthy ingredients.  It’s a flavorful and hearty family dinner that’s naturally gluten free!

At the core of this easy one-pot recipe are chicken breasts,  pancetta, and rich, earthy mushrooms tucked into savoy gluten free orzo.  The addition of kale and red peppers adds a boost of nutrition as well  as a festive flair!

Ingredients – Chicken breasts – Olive oil  – Pancetta – Onion  – Cloves garlic  – Cremini or shiitake mushrooms  – Sweet pimento  – Gluten-free orzo more in the link below


Follow our instructions for best results!

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast iron skillet then add in pancetta. Sauté for 1-2 minutes then push it aside.


Add chicken skin side down and cook for  5-7 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate along with toasted pancetta.


To the skillet add remaining 1 tablespoon  oil along with onion, garlic and mushrooms. Sauté, stirring often until  vegetables are soften. Add in sweet pimento and sauté for another couple  minutes.


Next add in orzo and broth, give it a good  stir. Nestle in the chicken, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 12-15  minutes or until orzo is cooked through.


When orzo is cooked, once again removed  the chicken from skillet. Add kale and a splash of lemon juice. If you  want more of a creamy orzo add coconut milk or cream if not dairy-free.  Stir well. Add chicken back into the skillet. Garnish with fresh  cilantro and serve.


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