This is a great way to make use of leftover roast chicken. Pancetta, spinach and toasted pine nuts add loads of flavour. Best to use orecchiette pasta, orzo or risotto rice.
Very nice, very easy. Hubby said he'd like to eat it again. - 15 Nov 2009
Very tasty with the following changes. I sauteed cubed chicken breast in garlic, salt and olive oil beforehand. I added mushrooms to the recipe and sauteed them in olive oil, garlic and wine and then added the spinach and artichokes. I used marinated artichokes and added the liquid from the jar to the mix. Then add the cooked chicken and 1/2 to 3/4 of a package of dry italian dressing mix. This is key! Simmer for a few minutes before adding it to the orzo, pancetta and pinenuts. You don't need to necessarily add the balsamic vinegar at the end because there is tons of flavor but it is personal preference. Serve with grated parmesan cheese and YUM you've got a winner! - 02 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was tasty and easy. Way too much orzo though. Cut that in half. This recipe makes more than 4 servings. - 15 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)