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Spicy Chicken and Orzo Skillet

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  • 45 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Ground cumin, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes fabulously flavor every bite of this zesty chicken and pasta supper.

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) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14 oz) chicken broth
2
cups fresh spinach leaves, cut into thin strips

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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
17%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
820mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
8g
34%
Sugars
3g
Protein
42g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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