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Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet Recipe for Two

This Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet recipe combines chicken, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, and orzo pasta in a delicious taco flavored cheesy sauce, and is then garnished with colorful Roma tomatoes and green onion.

Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet

 

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This one pan dish is easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes.

 

This is a small batch recipe and makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive date night meal for two.

 

How to make Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet:

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

 

Dice the onion and red pepper.

 

Chop the tomato and green onion and set aside.

diced chicken, onion, green onion, red bell pepper, and roma tomato on a cutting board

 

Heat a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat. I recommend this 10 inch cast iron skillet.

 

Spray the skillet with non-stick spray and add the diced chicken. Cook and brown until it’s no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

diced chicken cooking in a cast iron skillet

 

Add the chopped onion and garlic to the skillet and let it cook for about one more minute.

diced chicken, onion, and garlic cooking in a skillet

 

Then add the chopped red bell pepper. Stir everything together and cook for about 3 minutes until the onion is translucent and the red pepper is tender.

red pepper added to the skillet

 

Add the dry orzo pasta to the skillet and turn the heat down to medium low.

 

Stir in the taco sauce and the chicken broth.

orzo, taco sauce and chicken broth added to the skillet

 

Sprinkle in the salt, black pepper, and cumin.

salt, pepper, and cumin sprinkled into the skillet

 

Cook for about 8 – 10 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed, stirring often.

 

Stir in the cheese and remove from heat.

cheese added to the skillet

 

Top with diced tomatoes and green onions. Serve and enjoy.

 

Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet Recipe for Two

 

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet

This Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet recipe combines chicken, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, and orzo pasta in a delicious taco flavored cheesy sauce, and is then garnished with colorful Roma tomatoes and green onion.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb boneless chicken
  • 1/3 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 2/3 cup taco sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1 green onion

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Dice the onion and red pepper. Chop the tomato and green onion and set aside.
  2. Heat a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat. I recommend this 10 inch cast iron skillet.
  3. Spray the skillet with non-stick spray and add the diced chicken. Cook until it's no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the skillet and let it cook for about one minute.
  5. Then add the chopped red bell pepper. Stir everything together and cook for about 3 minutes until the onion is translucent and the red pepper is tender.
  6. Add the dry orzo to the skillet and turn the heat down to medium low.
  7. Stir in the taco sauce and the chicken broth.
  8. Sprinkle in the salt, black pepper, and cumin.
  9. Cook for about 8 - 10 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed, stirring often.
  10. Stir in the cheese and remove from heat.
  11. Top with diced tomatoes and green onions. Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 390 Total Fat: 12.4g Saturated Fat: 4.3g Cholesterol: 110mg Sodium: 1071mg Carbohydrates: 26.6g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10.3g Protein: 41.1g
This Chicken Taco Orzo Skillet recipe combines chicken, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, and orzo pasta in a delicious taco flavored cheesy sauce, and is then garnished with colorful Roma tomatoes and green onion. This one pan dish is easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes. This is a small batch recipe and makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive date night meal for two. #chicken #taco #orzo #OneSkillet #OnePan #RecipesForTwo

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