Garlic Chicken with Orzo and Spinach Recipe

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Submitted by woojor

Makes 4 servings



"This is a simple recipe with a spicy kick for garlic lovers. Add more red pepper for extra spice. Substitute the chicken for clams or shrimp. Substitute the spinach leaves for diced tomatoes. I've also added spices such as basil, rosemary and oregano bringing a distinct Italian flavor to the dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Garlic Chicken with Orzo and Spinach

16 oz uncooked orzo pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 chicken breast
1 salt to taste
16 oz asparagus
6 oz sun dried tomatos
2 cups fresh spinach leaves

Recipe Directions for Garlic Chicken with Orzo and Spinach

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the garlic and red pepper 1 minute, until garlic is golden brown. Stir in chicken, season with salt, and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear. Reduce heat to medium, and mix in the parsley and cooked orzo. Place spinach in the skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 464.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
789
Calories from Fat
195
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.7g
33%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
229mg
76%
Sodium
323mg
13%
Potassium
1630mg
47%
Total Carbohydrates
77.5g
26%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
71.4g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 91%
Calcium 11% Iron 54%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
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