Healthy: Chicken Fricassee w/Orzo
Tomorrow we are doing a progressive dinner with 4 other couples. I am so excited! I am assigned the salad course and I’m pretty sure I’m going with a Caesar Salad since I know the picky husbands will eat that. So, I wanted to give you all a recipe for Chicken Fricassee with Orzo. If you haven’t had orzo, it’s just a really tiny pasta. It looks like big rice but it definitely tastes like pasta.
Chicken Fricassee w/Orzo
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced ham
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup Chardonnay or other dry white wine
1/3 cup whipping cream
3 cups hot cooked orzo (about 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice-shaped pasta)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Parsley sprigs (optional)
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan.
Add onions, carrot, ham, and garlic to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in broth and wine, scraping to loosen browned bits. Return chicken to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon; keep warm. Add whipping cream; cook, uncovered, over medium heat 8 minutes. Spoon 3/4 cup orzo onto each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 chicken breast half, 1/3 cup sauce, and 1 tablespoon parsley. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.
Happy read Chicken Fricassee w/Orzo recipes, and enjoy food and drink picture original here: Amy’s WFD Blog!