Herbed Chicken and Orzo

Combining the hot cooked orzo with the cheese mixture helps it melt in this chicken and vegetable casserole recipe.

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
30 mins 350°F
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Herbed Chicken and Orzo

Ingredients
8
ounces dried orzo
1 1/2
cups 1-inch pieces fresh green beans (6 oz.)
1
whole roasted deli chicken
2
5.2 ounce container semisoft cheese with garlic and herbs
1/2
cup milk
1 1/2
cups shredded carrots
2
tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart oval casserole; set aside.
  2. Cook orzo according to package directions, adding green beans during last 3 minutes of cooking; drain. Meanwhile, cut chicken in 6 pieces; set aside.
  3. In large bowl whisk together cheese and milk until combined. Add hot orzo mixture; stir until coated. Stir in shredded carrots. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Top with chicken pieces.
  4. Bake, covered, 30 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts

(Herbed Chicken and Orzo)
    Per serving:
  • 566 kcal cal.,
  • 32 g fat
  • (16 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 147 mg chol.,
  • 685 mg sodium,
  • 37 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 31 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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