Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chicken orzo skillet

Most of you Saskatooners probably already have this recipe because it is in the Saskatoon recipe book but for those who don't, this is a keeper! This is one of my families favorite meals and is so quick and easy!

1 tsp olive oil
3/4 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
2 cups sliced button mushrooms (must be fresh!)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can cream of mushroom
2/3 cup water
3/4 cup orzo
1 cup shredded carrot
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves (I just use dried)
2 basil leaves, cut in fine strips (I never do this)
1 tomato, diced

Cook chicken until well browned in oil. Add mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add all other ingredients except basil strips and tomato. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add basil strips and tomato and stir to combine.

I would suggest removing the chicken before you add all the mushrooms and stuff (just make sure it is fully cooked first) because otherwise it gets kindof dried out. Add it in at the very end.


1 comment:

  1. i never even saw this recipe in the cookbook! i made it for dinner tonight and it was really tasty!