Skillet Italian Chicken with Orzo

An easy to make skillet dish that your whole family will love!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
395 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken thighs or breasts -about 6 thighs or 4 breasts. I used thighs for this recipe but either will work.
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup orzo find this in the pasta aisle
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ounce can petite diced tomatoes 14.5
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • Optional: chopped fresh basil


  1. Pat chicken dry and rub with oregano, pepper flakes, sprinkle of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet on medium high heat and toast orzo until lightly browned; transfer to bowl.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in empty skillet until shimmering. Cook chicken until lightly browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side; transfer to plate
  4. Add garlic 1 tablespoon oil to empty skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add tomatoes, broth and toasted orzo and bring to boil.
  6. Return chicken, along with any accumulated juices, to skillet and cook, covered, over medium low heat until chicken is cooked through and orzo is tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Italian Chicken with Orzo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.