Broccolini, Chicken Sausage, and Orzo Skillet

Rice-shape orzo is the perfect tiny pasta to make this speedy skillet dinner.

Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups


  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 6 ounce cooked chicken sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup dried whole wheat orzo pasta

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 pound broccolini, trimmed, or 4 cups broccoli florets

  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (1 oz.)

  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add sausage and onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in broth, salt, and crushed red pepper.

  2. Bring to boiling. Stir in broccolini; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. If needed, continue cooking, uncovered, until broth is absorbed. Stir in cheese and lemon zest. If desired, top servings with additional cheese and crushed red pepper.

    Broccolini, Chicken Sausage, and Orzo Skillet
    Marty Baldwin

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
8g Fat
41g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 766mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 120mg 9%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 541mg 12%
Folate, total 8.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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