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One Pan Parmesan Chicken Orzo and Veggies

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Who doesn’t love a one pan meal?!

This dish is perfect for the person who hates cleaning multiple pans.  And it only takes approximately 30 minutes to make!

This was my first time making this dish and it did not disappoint.  Even my picky eaters devoured it!  The flavors truly compliment each other in a creamy cheesy delight.

*Disclaimer:  If you’re not batting away children and listening to their cries of how starving they are, you’re doing it wrong.

1) Start with chicken drumsticks. (8 drumsticks worked for my family of 4 with leftovers)

Drizzle some olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

Coat the chicken in Italian seasoning and sear on both sides until cooked through.  About 4-5 minutes on each side.

2) Slice the yellow squash and add it to the pan.

Sauté the squash for approximately one minute until it begins to soften.

3) Add the broccoli, orzo and chicken broth.

Be sure to continuously stir so that the orzo does not stick to the pan.  Cook over medium heat until the orzo has absorbed the broth and the veggies are tender. About 10 minutes.

4) Add parmesan cheese, a squeeze of lemon, and garnish with parsley.

How much parmesan cheese you add is up to you.  If you’re a cheese freak like me, the more the merrier.  You do you.

And that’s it!

Dish it out and enjoy!

I’d love to hear any feedback you have it you tried this out!

One Pan Parmesan Chicken Orzo & Veggies

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A fresh and flavorful one pan chicken dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 lb of broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups of orzo
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • Italian seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnish
  • Salt & pepper for taste

Directions

  1. Drizzle olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Coat the drumsticks in Italian seasoning and sear on each side until cooked through.  About 4-5 minutes per side.
  2. Slice the yellow squash and add to the pan.  Sauté the squash until it softens.  About 1 minute.
  3. Add the broccoli, orzo, and chicken broth to the pan.  Cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat, until the orzo has absorbed the broth.  Remember to continuously stir so the orzo does not stick to the pan.
  4. Add shredded parmesan cheese, a squeeze of lemon, and parsley for garnish. Add as much parmesan as you’d like, live large. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

This recipe was derived from one of my idol bloggers, Bev.  You can see her spin on the dish here…

http://bevcooks.com/2016/09/skillet-chicken-orzo-veggies/

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