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Cheesy Chicken Orzo

Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that you can cook and serve in much the same way you do rice. That is, you can boil it until the liquid is absorbed, cook it risotto-style, or use the pilaf method.

Serves 4



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 400g chicken breasts, chopped into 2 centimetre pieces

  • 140g Orzo pasta

  • 40g cheddar cheese, grated

  • 20g butter

  • 60ml semi-skimmed milk



  1. Lightly coat a large frying pan with a few sprays of FryLight. Add the chicken and cook over a medium heat for around 15 minutes until it has cooked through before setting aside.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the Orzo pasta.

  3. Boil the pasta until al dente and drain before returning it to the pot. Add the grated cheese, butter and milk to the pasta and combine until it has formed a smooth and creamy sauce.

  4. Stir in the cooked chicken and season to perfection with a pinch of salt and black pepper before serving immediately.




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