Garlic Chicken Spinach and Orzo

Garlic Chicken Spinach and Orzo


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About this recipe: A delicious and satisfying chicken pasta dish. Orzo is tossed with sauteed garlic, chicken and spinach, before being garnished with grated Parmesan. Enjoy for lunch or dinner.


Serves: 4 

  • 200g uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chillies
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 100g fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, for topping

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente and drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and cook the garlic and crushed chillies for 1 minute, until garlic is golden brown.
  3. Stir in chicken, season with salt and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear. Reduce heat to medium and mix in the parsley and cooked orzo.
  4. Place spinach in the frying pan. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

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