One Pot Parmesan Chicken, Spinach and Orzo has all the flavors of chicken parmesan, but without all the dishes! This easy weeknight meal is sure to please the whole family!
Thanks to my friends at Just BARE Chicken for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.
Tis the season of running around like crazy people trying to squeeze 26 hours worth of things that need to be done into 24. It’s officially the holiday season and the time of year filled with parties, school commitments, shopping, decorating, cookie baking and so much more! With everything going on I’m sure deciding what to make for dinner isn’t very high on your list of priorities.
Well, I’m here to cross one thing off your list. No need to figure out what to make for dinner because this One Pot Parmesan Chicken, Spinach and Orzo is going to be your new best friend!
One pot and skillet dinners are my favorite way to cook. I love them so much that I even have a whole recipe section dedicated to this easy way of cooking. For the most part they usually don’t take more than 30 minutes to make and if they do it’s not time that you’ll be standing in the kitchen doing work…just remember to set a timer if you’re like me so you don’t forget about it.
I decided to go Italian for this One Pot Parmesan Chicken, Spinach and Orzo because it seems to be a cuisine most people enjoy. If you have picky eaters, the flavors in here are basic enough that you shouldn’t hear a bunch of “Eeww! What’s this?”, but rather, “Can I have some more?”
This recipe is about as simple as it gets. Orzo pasta, marinara sauce, spinach, some spices you probably already have, cheese and chicken breasts. Whenever I cook with chicken I always use my favorite brand, Just BARE® Chicken. For the past couple years I’ve completely converted to eating organic meat so I was happy when I discovered that Just BARE had a USDA certified Organic line.
There’s a few reasons I cook and eat Just BARE Chicken. First is because it tastes great. Some chicken I’ve bought in the past doesn’t have much flavor or it has an odd texture after cooking it. Just BARE’s always comes out juicy and full of meaty flavor. Another reason I always opt for their chicken is because of how the chickens are raised.
They’re never given antibiotics during any point in their life cycle. They’re only fed 100% Organic feed and are raised on organic family farms with access to the outdoors. Knowing where our food comes from and how it’s raised is so important and I’m glad that Just BARE is candid with sharing this information with consumers.
For this particular recipe I used Just BARE’s Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts. It’s the product I use most and it works perfectly in this one pot meal. The chicken is partially cooked then removed from the pot and placed onto a plate while the onion and spinach sauté. After that everything except the cheese is added back into the pot and simmers away for about 10-15 minutes.
The finishing touches are the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, because is it really Italian food if there isn’t cheese involved? This hearty dinner is delicious the day you make it and the leftovers reheat well too, which means less cooking and more time crossing things off your holiday to-do list. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information: Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 92mg Sodium: 1103mg Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 11g Protein: 42g