Chicken & Piccolo Tomato Orzo

Chicken & Piccolo Tomato Orzo

This is the perfect dish for those busy weeknights when you want something quick, easy and delicious to bring to the table.

Tender chicken pairs perfectly with sweet and juicy Piccolo cherry tomatoes, and with a spoonful of punchy pesto, herbs and added crunch from the French beans, this recipe is bursting with flavour and packed with nutrients. It’s sure to become a new family favourite!

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400g Piccolo cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp sunflower oil
500g chicken thighs, diced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
175g orzo
450ml chicken stock
125g French beans, sliced into three
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp fresh pesto


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Fan.
  2. Put the tomatoes onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Put half of the tomatoes into a jug and blend using a stick blender until smooth.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet pan. Add the chicken and fry until browned, then set aside.
  4. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the orzo, stock and chicken.
  5. Cover with a lid and bring up to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add the beans and pureed tomatoes and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add the pesto and basil and reserved roasted tomatoes.

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