I came up with this recipe during tough food times. Its simple and plain and yet rich and decadent. You get just enough fat from the boneless and skinless chicken thigh that the Orzo becomes creamy much like Risotto. Simple enough to throw it in a pan, add water and salt, turn up the heat, add the Orzo and Veggies in just two increment steps and you’re all done! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Boneless/Skinless Chicken Thigh
- Generous Salt or Herbamare
- 1/2-3/4 cup Orzo
- Veggies or vegetable of your choice
- Parmesan cheese optional
You can sear chicken, but I found its easier and delicious just to put the frozen thigh in a pan with water and salt. Boil till almost cooked through, add orzo to last 8-10 minutes and more water if needed. If using frozen vegetables add at this step, for fresh vegetables add them at the very end or last 3-5 minutes. This is great with broccoli or baby broccolini, asparagus, green beans or haricoverts, squashes, peppers or any blend you please!