Parmesan Herb Chicken, Mushroom and Orzo Skillet is a one pan, easy to make, comfort food dinner the whole family will love!
I’ve got carbs for you today friends! I know we just had carbs on Monday, but those were breakfast carbs, these are dinner carbs. Parmesan Herb Chicken, Mushroom and Orzo Skillet is a one pan dinner you need to try out the next time that pasta craving hits!
Yep, I said pasta. Orzo may look like rice, but I assure you it’s not. I find that it’s very underused, I think I only have one recipe using it on the blog. I actually really love it. The small size and shape make me feel like I’m not eating a huge plate of pasta, which never leaves me feeling very good at the end of the night. My body can’t handle large amounts of gluten or my stomach get’s incredibly bloated. We’re talking looking like I’m 8 months pregnant.
My husband on the other hand can easily polish of a plate of pasta big enough for 3 people, I seriously don’t know how he does it and doesn’t weigh 500 pounds. Needless to say, he really enjoyed having this for dinner. On top of loving pasta, he’s also a big fan of mushrooms, which there are plenty of in this Parmesan Herb Chicken and Orzo Skillet.
This skillet dinner is very easy to make as all of my skillet recipes are. The prep work isn’t too bad either. Chopping an onion, mushrooms (unless you buy the pre-sliced ones), herbs and chicken, then grating garlic and cheese, totally doable for a weeknight meal!
Once the chicken is cooked, the onion and mushrooms go into the skillet and are cooked until they soften. The orzo goes in uncooked and gets toasted for a couple minutes before adding the white wine and chicken broth. Pop a lid on the skillet and 9 minutes later the orzo is perfectly al dente. The chicken, herbs and cheese get stirred in and the result is a creamy, almost risotto like, one pan pasta dinner!