Discover our magical Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo recipe, and enjoy the pesto-packed perfection of the balanced dish.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1/2 cup each chopped fresh asparagus, red onions and red peppers
2 cups hot cooked orzo pasta
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.)
1 tub (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
2 Tbsp. CLASSICO Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce and Spread
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
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Let's Make It
Cook and stir vegetables in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 3 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Spoon into medium bowl; stir in orzo.
Add chicken to skillet; cook 6 to 7 min. on each side or until done (165°F).
Mix cream cheese spread, pesto sauce and milk until blended. Stir 3/4 cup cream cheese mixture into orzo. Spoon remaining cream cheese mixture into microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 sec. or just until warmed; stir.
Spoon orzo mixture onto platter; top with chicken, warmed cream cheese mixture and lemon zest.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and fat-free milk.
Garnish with 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil just before serving.
Prepare using 1-1/2 cups of your favorite chopped fresh vegetable combination.
You will need to cook 1 cup of orzo pasta to get the 2-cup measure needed to prepare this recipe.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.