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Chicken with Orzo, Spinach, Tomatoes

An easy Italian pasta chicken dish with orzo, chicken, spinach and roasted tomatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 16 ounces dry orzo
  • 1 tablespoon salt for pasta water
  • 8 chicken strips
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups pre-washed baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes optional This dish can be made in one dutch oven or large pot.


  • This dish can be made in one dutch oven or large pot.
  • Cook the orzo according to package instructions. Salt water before adding pasta).
  • Bake chicken parmesan strips according to package instructions.
  • Toss tomatoes with small amount of olive oil, just enough to glisten and bake on same baking sheet as chicken at same time.
  • Tomatoes will burst open. Set sheet pan aside.
  • Drain pasta.
  • Add in olive oil, black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Add tomatoes, raw spinach, and gently toss.
  • Cut chicken cross wise or serve in whole pieces over the orzo.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Serve with optional red chili flakes.