Chicken with Tomatoes & Orzo

Chicken with Tomatoes & Orzo recipe by Annabel Karmel

Chicken with Tomatoes & Orzo

The whole family can tuck to this Chicken with Tomatoes & Orzo recipe. Orzo is a great alternative to plain pasta and any fussy eaters out there will be intrigued to give it a try.

If your family enjoy this hearty dish, next time try this easy store cupboard Tuna and Orzo Pasta recipe

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1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1 red pepper, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
125g orzo pasta
450ml chicken stock
250ml passata
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 chicken breasts sliced into strips


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Add the onion and pepper and fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and paprika and fry for 30 seconds . Add the sugar, balsamic vinegar and orzo. Stir to coat in the mixture.  Add the stock and passata. Bring up to the boil and cover and simmer until cooked through for about 15 to 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the orzo is cooked.  Add the thyme and tomatoes and stir until the tomatoes have softened slightly.
  3. Season the chicken. Fry in a hot frying pan until lightly golden and cooked through. Add to the pasta.

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