Spicy Chicken and Orzo Skillet

Ground cumin, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes fabulously flavor every bite of this zesty chicken and pasta supper.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin bite-size strips
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, quartered lengthwise
1
small onion, cut into thin wedges
3/4
cup uncooked rosamarina or orzo pasta (5 1/2 oz)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2
cup water
1
can (15 oz) chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14 oz) chicken broth
2
cups fresh spinach leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add carrots and onion; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring once.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining ingredients except spinach. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender.
  • 3 Stir in spinach; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    530mg
    530%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    42g
    42%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    130%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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