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Creamy Orzo Pasta &
Creole Garlic Chicken

Serving Size: 2 - 4

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  • 2 Chicken breasts (thinly sliced)

  • Orzo

  • Italian blend shredded cheese

  • Chicken broth

  • Heavy cream

What you will need:

  • Irish garlic herb butter

  • Olive oil

  • Creole seasoning 

  • Italian seasoning

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

For this recipe, I decided to switch things up and use a video tutorial instead of step-by-step images. I thought this would be beneficial due to the fact that I don't give exact measurements. I truly believe that cooking comes from the soul, which means following your instincts rather than sticking to rigid tablespoon versus teaspoon guidelines. Go with what suits your taste buds when it comes to seasoning, but feel free to check out what I do in this video if you're looking for some extra guidance!

01

Prep Ingredients

  1. Pat dry two thinly sliced chicken breast. (If you are not able to find chicken breast that is already thinly sliced, either butterfly each slice or place it in a plastic bag and pound with a meat tenderizer)

  2. Rub each side with a light amount of olive oil.

  3. Season generously with creole seasoning.  

  4. Set aside to let marinate.

  5. Mince half a white onion and 3 cloves of garlic.

02

Sauté 

  1. Sauté onions and garlic in a light amount of olive oil over medium high heat.

  2. Once the garlic becomes fragrant, add in your desired amount of orzo. 

  3. Sauté orzo for about 15 seconds.

  4. Pour in chicken broth until orzo is fully submerged.

  5. Mix and let thicken. Repeat step 4 and 5 until the orzo is cooked al-dente. 

  6. Add heavy whipping cream and seasonings (Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder).

  7. Lower heat to a simmer and add in Italian blend shredded cheese.

  8. Mix until desired thickness.

03

Chicken

  1. Heat up olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. 

  2. Add chicken breast into the skillet. It is very important that you do not bother the chicken once you lay it on the pan.

  3. After about 4 minutes, flip over each chicken breast.

  4. Add in a tablespoon of Irish garlic herb butter into the the pan, and a half a tablespoon of butter on each chicken breast.

  5. Once the temperature reaches 165ºF (or it's been searing for another 3-4 minutes), flip each chicken breast over and let sear for about 20 seconds.

  6. Remove chicken from heat and let rest for 5-10 minutes.

  7. If your orzo has gone cold, this is a great opportunity to bring it back over the heat (add more chicken broth and heavy cream if necessary). 

04

Plating

  1. Slice the chicken and place over your bowl of orzo. Place the chicken directly onto the orzo rather than next to it allows the flavors to combine beautifully.

  2.  Optional* add chopped parsley for garnish and added flavor

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