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I was looking for an easy and quick dish to make the other night. I found this and added a few things and changed a few ingredients and in the end I had a dish that I was so proud of.
You have all heard me talk about Little Man and how if there is any bit of green in his food he just won't eat it. We got him to try this dish - a feat in itself. Guess what happened next? He ate the entire serving and asked for seconds!! I could not believe it!
The original recipe calls for orzo, broccoli, chicken breast and some parmigiana cheese. I switched it up and made it with chicken thighs, broccoli, peas and goat cheese. I also caramelized some onions and mixed those in right before serving. This dish made enough leftovers for us to reheat it and enjoy it again after a long night at dance class -and it tasted great the second time too.
recipe adapted from Woman's Day
Ingredients: (this will make enough for 2 meals)
1 pound chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
3 cups orzo
6 cups of water and chicken broth (I did half and half)
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 broccoli stalks, trimmed and chopped
1/2 log of goat cheese, about 2-3 ounces
salt and pepper to taste
topping, 1 onion, sliced and caramelized
Combine water and broth in a large pot and bring to a boil.
Add chicken to pot and then add in the orzo and simmer for about 12 minutes, add the broccoli in for the last 5 minutes of the simmering time. Stir in the peas and allow to heat through. Season with salt and pepper and then add the goat cheese. Mix the cheese in until it melts and blends. Add in the onions and parsley (or use as a topping.) Enjoy!!!
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