Friday, November 13, 2009

Chicken, Mushrooms and Parmesan with Orzo

I have to admit... I've been feeling like a bit of a blog stalker lately! :)  I find that I get hooked on different sites and end up making recipe after recipe suggested by that blogger.  Don't worry-- I rotate around and will likely come to yours, next!  That's my fair warning!  Lately, I have been making quite a few recipes from Pam's site, For the Love of Cooking.  I was so excited to find this on a new site, Macaroni and Cheesecake, and was thrilled that I would break up my harassment of Pam in the meantime!  I had to laugh when I started  to read the post only to find that it was another of Pam's recipes.  I guess I haven't broken my pattern after all!  I do have to thank Macaroni and Cheesecake for bringing this one to my attention.  I'm not sure how I missed it and it might be one of my new favorites! 

(As a side note... this dish reheats really well making it a perfect choice for the meal sharing plan.)

Chicken, Mushrooms, and Parmesan with Orzo

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup yellow onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 pound of orzo, cooked per instructions (I actually used closer to a 1/2 pound)
2-3 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Cook the orzo according to the box directions.  Add the chicken bouillon cubes to the water while cooking.  Drain the orzo thoroughly.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chopped onion, mushrooms, and thyme.  Sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender. Add the chicken, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Sauté 7-8 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove skillet from the heat then add the cooked orzo, Parmesan and parsley to the chicken mixture and toss.  I served this with a garnish of freshly grated Parmesan and additional parsley.

Source: Macaroni and Cheesecake, originally posted on For the Love of Cooking


  1. This does sound extremly good and quite easy! I don't remember this dish on Pam's blog either, but I'm going to give it a try after your review.

  2. Ooh - I love orzo and this looks really tasty! Yum!

  3. This was "out-of-this-world" delicious!! Lately, I think my family is on the sweeter end of our meal sharing deal-the recipes you've been preparing have been wonderful! :)

  4. I am going to have to make this. My husband loves orzo so this is another easy way to make a weekend supper!

  5. What a great recipe!! I also love the "new look"

  6. That looks good and I only need to buy mushrooms then I could make it!

  7. Another easy and yummy dish! Looks fantastic.

  8. This sounds abundant with comforting goodness. What a terrific meal.

  9. I just bought orzo today cause it was on sale and thought now I have to find a good recipe to use it in...and here you are. I will let you know how it comes out..I am making chicken tonight so it will have to be next week! yum!Cara

  10. Well it only took me four months to make this!! It was great. Gave you props on our blog!!

  11. Wow this looks so good! I am definitely going to have to try this recipe out sometime soon.