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Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo recipe? Learn how to make Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kathleenclassic

Makes 3 servings



For the chicken, use 1 lb of cooked chicken breast strips

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo

1 cup orzo
3 tsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne
16 ounces tomato sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 cup chicken, breast, meat only

Recipe Directions for Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions.

  2. Drain and put in bowl/pan that can be covered to keep warm.

  3. Add 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil, set aside.

  4. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a frying pan.

  5. Add onion, garlic, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cayenne. Sauté until the onion is soft.

  6. Stir in tomato sauce and honey.

  7. Cook stirring frequently until sauce comes to a boil.

  8. *Add chicken breast strips, heat to serving temperature.

  9. *Spoon the chicken and sauce over the orzo.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 307.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.3g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Sodium
1212mg
50%
Potassium
668mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
61.1g
20%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
13.8g
Protein
23.2g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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